Observations raise the question if the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, can act as either a carrier or a reservoir for Bonamia ostreae or Bonamia exitiosa.

@article{Lynch2010ObservationsRT,
  title={Observations raise the question if the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, can act as either a carrier or a reservoir for Bonamia ostreae or Bonamia exitiosa.},
  author={Sharon A. Lynch and Elvira Abollo and Andrea Ramilo and Asunci{\'o}n Cao and Sarah C. Culloty and A Villalba},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2010},
  volume={137 10},
  pages={1515-26}
}
This study investigated the ability of the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, to act as a carrier or reservoir of the protistan Bonamia ostreae. Studies were carried out independently in Ireland and in Spain. Naïve C. gigas were exposed to B. ostreae both in the field and in the laboratory via natural exposure or experimental injection. Naïve flat oysters, Ostrea edulis, were placed in tanks with previously exposed C. gigas. Oysters were screened for B. ostreae by examination of ventricular… CONTINUE READING