Gill erosion and herpesvirus in Crassostrea gigas cultured in Baja California, Mexico.

@article{VsquezYeomans2010GillEA,
  title={Gill erosion and herpesvirus in Crassostrea gigas cultured in Baja California, Mexico.},
  author={Rebeca V{\'a}squez-Yeomans and Mauricio Garc{\'i}a-Ortega and Jorge C{\'a}ceres-Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2010},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={
          137-44
        }
}
Recurrent episodes of mortality of Crassostrea gigas cultured in northwestern Mexico have been occurring since 1997. Previous studies on bacteria, protozoans, and metazoans as presumptive causal agents have been inconclusive. However, erosions in the marginal indentation of gills have been frequently observed in oysters from areas affected by mortality events, and in 2000 those lesions were associated with the detection of a herpes-like virus. The present study aimed to describe the… CONTINUE READING

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