Debra Barnes, Bassem Allam, Ken Gall, New York SeaGrant
This New York SeaGrant PDF-brochure examines QPX (Quahog Parasite Unknown, a disease-causing parasite) as it relates to the hard clam fishery in New York. It discusses the origin of QPX, how it infects hard clams, where it has been found, signs of QPX disease, why people in New York should be concerned, and what is being done to control its spread.
Subject: Biology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health Resource Type: Policy Resources, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work Grade Level: General Public, Informal, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8) Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:Microbiology and Health, Ecology, Microbiology
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