Guide to Bivalve Diseases for Aquaculturists in the Northeastern U.S.

Bruce J. Barber, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center and the Maine/New Hampshire Sea Grant Program

This SeaGrant document (PDF) alerts aquaculturists in the northeastern United States to common diseases in marine bivalves as well as available means for preventing or minimizing their impacts. The overall goal of the document is to increase productivity and profit. The document provides a general overview of disease and recommendations for disease prevention, with a subsequent focus on the specific diseases of oysters (e.g. MSX, dermo, JOD, Bonamiasis) and clams (e.g. hemic neoplasia, gonadal neoplasia, QPX). It also includes literature cited, links to related resources, and a list of contacts.

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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), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14)
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeywords: Haplosporidium nelsoni, Perkinsus marinus, Bonamia ostreae, Juvenile Oyster Disease,