Crassostrea gigas oysters as a shrimp farm bioindicator of white spot syndrome virus.

@article{VzquezBoucard2012CrassostreaGO,
  title={Crassostrea gigas oysters as a shrimp farm bioindicator of white spot syndrome virus.},
  author={Celia V{\'a}zquez-Boucard and Cristina Escobedo-Fregoso and Ma de Jes{\'u}s Dur{\'a}n-Avelar and Liliane Mercier and Ra{\'u}l A Llera-Herrera and C{\'e}sar Marcial Escobedo-Bonilla and Norberto Vibanco-P{\'e}rez},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2012},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={201-7}
}
This study explored whether Crassostrea gigas oysters can be used as a bioindicator of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in shrimp farm water canals. Bioassays showed that C. gigas can accumulate WSSV in their gills and digestive glands but do not become infected, either by exposure to seawater containing WSSV or by cohabitation with infected shrimp. The use of a WSSV nested PCR to screen oysters placed in water canals at the entry of a shrimp farm allowed WSSV to be detected 16 d prior to the… CONTINUE READING