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Title: Molecular Diagnostics, Field Validation, and Phylogenetic Analysis of Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX), a Pathogen of the Hard Clam Mercenaria Mercenaria PDF
Url: https://www.int-res.com/articles/dao2003/52/d052p233.pdf
Creator: Burreson, Eugene M.
Ragone Calvo, Lisa M.
Reece, K.S.
Stokes, N.A.
Publisher: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Description: This Diseases of Aquatic Organisms scholarly article (PDF) addresses earlier phylogenetic analyses that confirmed QPX (Quahog Parasite Unknown) - a protistan parasite that causes disease and mortality in the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria - is a member of the Labyrinthulomycota phylum, but could not definitively demonstrate that all QPX organisms were from the same species. The objectives of this study were: to develop sensitive and specific molecular tools (e.g., PCR primers and a DNA probe) in order to diagnose QPX in hard clams; to field validate the PCR QPX diagnostic assay relative to standard histological diagnostic methods; and to utilize the molecular tools to determine the relationship of geographically distinct putative QPX organisms from the United States and Canada. This article may require a subscription to view.
LC Classification: Science -- Microbiology -- Microbial ecology -- By type of environment -- Water. Aquatic microbiology
Science -- Microbiology -- Protista
Science -- Zoology -- Invertebrates -- Protozoa -- Systematic divisions -- By order or higher taxa, A-Z -- Labyrinthulida
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Oceanography
Key Concept: Biology -- Bacteria
Biology -- Phylogeny
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Format: Document -- PDF
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Language: English
Rights: Copyright Inter-Research 2002
Access Rights: Free access with registration
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