N. A. Stokes, L. M. Ragone Calvo, K. S. Reece, E. M. Burreson, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
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.
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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Microbiology Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14) Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine Topics: Biosphere:Evolution:Patterns, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Health, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism, Biosphere:Methods of Microbiology:Molecular Methods , Biosphere:Microbiology
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