Synopsis of Infectious Diseases and Parasites of Commercially Exploited Shellfish: QPX, a Thraustochytrid-like Disease of Clams

S.M. Bower, Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Pacific Region

This Canadian Fisheries and Oceans fact sheet features Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX), a protistan parasite of the commercially exploited hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria. The fact sheet includes information about its common name, scientific name, geographic distribution, host species and impact, diagnostic techniques, and references.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
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