First record of Perkinsus olseni, a protozoan parasite infecting the commercial clam Ruditapes decussatus in Spanish Mediterranean waters.

@article{Elandaloussi2009FirstRO,
  title={First record of Perkinsus olseni, a protozoan parasite infecting the commercial clam Ruditapes decussatus in Spanish Mediterranean waters.},
  author={Laurence M. Elandaloussi and No{\`e}lia Carrasco and Ana I. Roque and K B Andree and M. Dolores Furones},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={50-3}
}
We present the first record in Spanish Mediterranean waters of the protozoan parasite Perkinsus olseni infecting the clam Ruditapes decussatus. Perkinsus infection was detected all year around albeit at a low level of infection intensity. Histological analysis, induction of zoospores and in situ hybridisation assay confirmed the presence of Perkinsus sp. The identity of the parasite was determined by species-specific PCR assay in DNA samples obtained from infected clams. Sequencing of amplified… CONTINUE READING