Microbial Diseases of Bivalve Mollusks: Infections, Immunology and Antimicrobial Defense

@inproceedings{Zannella2017MicrobialDO,
  title={Microbial Diseases of Bivalve Mollusks: Infections, Immunology and Antimicrobial Defense},
  author={Carla Zannella and Francesco Mosca and Francesca Mariani and Gianluigi Franci and Veronica Folliero and Marilena Galdiero and Pietro Giorgio Tiscar and Massimiliano Galdiero},
  booktitle={Marine drugs},
  year={2017}
}
A variety of bivalve mollusks (phylum Mollusca, class Bivalvia) constitute a prominent commodity in fisheries and aquacultures, but are also crucial in order to preserve our ecosystem's complexity and function. Bivalve mollusks, such as clams, mussels, oysters and scallops, are relevant bred species, and their global farming maintains a high incremental annual growth rate, representing a considerable proportion of the overall fishery activities. Bivalve mollusks are filter feeders; therefore by… CONTINUE READING
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