Complications of a non-native oyster introduction: facilitation of a local parasite

@inproceedings{Bishop2006ComplicationsOA,
  title={Complications of a non-native oyster introduction: facilitation of a local parasite},
  author={Melanie J. Bishop and Ryan B. Carnegie and Nancy A. Stokes and Charles W. Peterson and Eugene M. Burreson},
  year={2006}
}
Among the risks of introducing non-native species to novel environments is the possibil- ity that the non-native might serve as a reservoir for enzootic pathogens formerly at low abundance. The recent identification of Bonamia sp. in previously uninfected non-native Suminoe oysters deployed to Bogue Sound, Morehead City, North Carolina, USA, raises serious concerns about the oyster's ability to act as a reservoir for the parasite, not formerly known along the east coast of the USA. To assess… CONTINUE READING

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