Molecular detection of the oyster parasite Mikrocytos mackini, and a preliminary phylogenetic analysis.

@article{Carnegie2003MolecularDO,
  title={Molecular detection of the oyster parasite Mikrocytos mackini, and a preliminary phylogenetic analysis.},
  author={Ryan B. Carnegie and Gary R. Meyer and Janice Blackbourn and Nathalie Cochennec-Laureau and Franck C. J. Berthe and Susan M. Bower},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={219-27}
}
The protistan parasite Mikrocytos mackini, the causative agent of Denman Island disease in the oyster Crassostrea gigas in British Columbia, Canada, is of wide concern because it can infect other oyster species and because its life cycle, mode of transmission, and origins are unknown. PCR and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) assays were developed for M. mackini, the PCR assay was validated against standard histopathological diagnosis, and a preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the M… CONTINUE READING