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1 December 2007 INVESTIGATION OF PERKINSUS SPP. IN AQUACULTURED HARD CLAMS (MERCENARIA MERCENARIA) FROM THE FLORIDA GULF COAST
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Aquacultured hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) from Florida were examined for Perkinsus spp. using culture in Rays Fluid Thyioglycollate Medium (RFTM) and PCR. Clams were negative for P. marinus-specific PCR, but low-level infections were observed by RFTM culture and by genus-specific PCR. In contrast, P. marinus was frequently detected in wild oysters, indicating possible host specificity for this parasite.
AYANA MCCOY, SHIRLEY M. BAKER and ANITA C. WRIGHT "INVESTIGATION OF PERKINSUS SPP. IN AQUACULTURED HARD CLAMS (MERCENARIA MERCENARIA) FROM THE FLORIDA GULF COAST," Journal of Shellfish Research 26(4), (1 December 2007). https://doi.org/10.2983/0730-8000(2007)26[1029:IOPSIA]2.0.CO;2
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