Investigation of Epizootic Shell Disease in American Lobsters ( Homarus Americanus ) from Long Island Sound : I . Characterization of Associated Microbial Communities

@inproceedings{Bell2012InvestigationOE,
  title={Investigation of Epizootic Shell Disease in American Lobsters ( Homarus Americanus ) from Long Island Sound : I . Characterization of Associated Microbial Communities},
  author={Sheryl L Bell and Bassem Allam and Anne McElroy and Alistair D. M. Dove and Gordon T. Taylor},
  year={2012}
}
Epizootic shell disease (ESD) is a degradative process of the carapace in the American lobster, (Homarus americanus), putatively caused by bacterial infection, and potentially responsible for serious economic losses to the lobster fishery. In Long Island Sound (LIS), ESD is prevalent in lobsters from eastern LIS (ELIS), but almost absent in western LIS (WLIS), presenting a unique opportunity to examine the influence of microbial communities on the disease process among these subpopulations… CONTINUE READING