Effects of gonadal neoplasms on oogenesis in softshell clams, Mya arenaria.

@article{Barber1996EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of gonadal neoplasms on oogenesis in softshell clams, Mya arenaria.},
  author={Bruce J. Barber},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={1996},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={161-8}
}
The average prevalence of gonadal neoplasms in softshell clams, Mya arenaria, from Whiting Bay, Washington County, Maine, was 19.4% in 1994. Monthly prevalences ranged from 10 to 26.7%. Neoplasms ranged in intensity from few, small foci of undifferentiated germ cells (Stage 1), to 50-100% of gonadal follicles being involved (Stage 2), to invasion and metastasis with loss of tissue architecture (Stage 3), indicating that the disease is progressive and lethal. There was no relationship (P > 0.05… CONTINUE READING