Infection of Manila clams Ruditapes philippinarum from Galicia (NW Spain) with a Mikrocytos-like parasite.

@article{Ramilo2014InfectionOM,
  title={Infection of Manila clams Ruditapes philippinarum from Galicia (NW Spain) with a Mikrocytos-like parasite.},
  author={Andrea Ramilo and D. Guerra Iglesias and Elvira Abollo and Mar Gonz{\'a}lez and Susana Darriba and A Villalba},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2014},
  volume={110 1-2},
  pages={71-9}
}
The name 'microcells' is frequently used to refer to small-sized unicellular stages of molluscan parasites of the genera Bonamia (Rhizaria, Haplosporidia) and Mikrocytos (Rhizaria). Histological examination of Manila clams Ruditapes philippinarum revealed microcells in the connective tissue of adductor muscle, foot, mantle, gills, siphon and visceral mass. The clams had been collected from 4 beds on the coast of Galicia, Spain. The prevalence of these microcells ranged from 73 to 93% in surface… CONTINUE READING