Effects of temperature on hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) immunity and QPX (Quahog Parasite Unknown) disease development: I. Dynamics of QPX disease.

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Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) causes disease and mortality in hard clams, Mercenaria mercenaria. Seasonality of QPX disease prevalence in the field and changes in QPX growth and survival in vitro suggest a role of temperature in the hard clam-QPX interaction and disease development. This study specifically examined the effect of temperature on QPX disease… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jip.2010.11.005

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@article{Dahl2011EffectsOT, title={Effects of temperature on hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) immunity and QPX (Quahog Parasite Unknown) disease development: I. Dynamics of QPX disease.}, author={Soren F. Dahl and Mickael Perrigault and Qianqian Ben Liu and Jackie L Collier and Debra A. Barnes and Bassem Allam}, journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology}, year={2011}, volume={106 2}, pages={314-21} }