Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/ODR-19

Epizootiology and Pathogenicity of Two Perkinsus Species Parasitizing the Eastern Oyster Crassostrea Virginica

Principal Investigator: 

Gerardo R. Vasta

Start/End Year: 

2001 to 2004

Institution: 

Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Co-Principal investigator: 

Jose A. Fernandez-Robledo, Eric J. Schott, Wolf T. Pecher, Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Topic(s): 

Description: 

The aims of the proposed study is to provide the oyster industry and resource management agencies with validated tools for a true and comprehensive assessment of the distribution of Perkinsus species in oysters along the Atlantic Coast, and to evaluate the virulence and pathogenicity of selected Perkinsus species found in oysters.

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