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Title: A Mysterious Disease Is Infecting Northeast Clam Beds
Url: http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=7566
Creator: Powell, Hugh
Publisher: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Description: This Oceanus article examines Quahog Parasite Unknown, a mysterious new threat to the shellfish aquaculture business. Code-named QPX, the parasite is an obscure, single-celled relative of slime mold that has both animal and fungal characteristics. QPX secretes a thick layer of mucus to ward off the clam's immune response and was responsible for killing nine out of every ten clams in some plots when it first hit the Massachusetts coast in 1993. The article follows the efforts of Woods Hole scientists Roxanna Smolowitz and Rebecca Gast as they learn more about QPX and search for ways to prevent the disease. It also features links to related websites.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Agriculture -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Aquaculture -- Fish culture -- Diseases and adverse factors -- Individual diseases, pollutants, parasites, predators, etc., A-Z
Agriculture -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Fisheries -- Shellfish fisheries. Shellfish culture -- Mollusks -- Clams
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Key Concept: Agriculture -- Aquaculture
Health -- Parasitic diseases
Date Issued: 2005-10-17
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
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Language: English
Rights: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Microbial Life
Full Record Views: 22
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