Epizoic Barnacles Act as Pathogen Reservoirs on Shellfish Beds

@inproceedings{Clements2013EpizoicBA,
  title={Epizoic Barnacles Act as Pathogen Reservoirs on Shellfish Beds},
  author={Katie Clements and Luis Miguel Romeo Gim{\'e}nez and David Lawrence Jones and James McKee Wilson and Shelagh K. Malham},
  year={2013}
}
ABSTRACT Bivalve shellfish are well-known vectors for human pathogens. Recent research on commercial shellfish beds has shown that the bacterial reservoir contained within the shellfish flesh in situ is often not representative of the microbial quality of the shellfish at the point of sale. This study investigates whether barnacles living on the surface of mussels represent a potential bacterial reservoir within shellfish beds and assesses their potential as a vector for human pathogen transfer… CONTINUE READING

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