Experimental cross-infections by Perkinsus marinus and P. chesapeaki in three sympatric species of Chesapeake Bay oysters and clams.

@article{Dungan2007ExperimentalCB,
  title={Experimental cross-infections by Perkinsus marinus and P. chesapeaki in three sympatric species of Chesapeake Bay oysters and clams.},
  author={Christopher F. Dungan and Kimberly S. Reece and Rosalee M Hamilton and Nancy A. Stokes and Eugene M. Burreson},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2007},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={67-75}
}
In controlled laboratory transmission experiments, uniform doses of axenic in vitro isolate cultures of Perkinsus marinus from a Crassostrea virginica oyster, and of independent P. chesapeaki isolates from Chesapeake Bay Mya arenaria and Macoma balthica clams, were used to reciprocally challenge Perkinsus sp.-free C. virginica, M. arenaria, and M. balthica experimental hosts. Following mantle cavity inoculations, all 3 experimental hosts acquired high incidences (30 to 100%) of infections by… CONTINUE READING