Recovery, bioaccumulation, and inactivation of human waterborne pathogens by the Chesapeake Bay nonnative oyster, Crassostrea ariakensis.

@article{Graczyk2006RecoveryBA,
  title={Recovery, bioaccumulation, and inactivation of human waterborne pathogens by the Chesapeake Bay nonnative oyster, Crassostrea ariakensis.},
  author={Thaddeus K. Graczyk and Autumn S. Girouard and Leena Tamang and Sharon P. Nappier and Kellogg J. Schwab},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={3390-5}
}
The introduction of nonnative oysters (i.e., Crassostrea ariakensis) into the Chesapeake Bay has been proposed as necessary for the restoration of the oyster industry; however, nothing is known about the public health risks related to contamination of these oysters with human pathogens. Commercial market-size C. ariakensis triploids were maintained in large marine tanks with water of low (8-ppt), medium (12-ppt), and high (20-ppt) salinities spiked with 1.0 x 10(5) transmissive stages of the… CONTINUE READING