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Main Title Asian oysters : implications for oyster diseases.
Publisher Integration and Application Network,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 669970573
Subjects Oysters--Diseases--Research--Chesapeake Bay (Md and Va) ; Oysters--Diseases--Chesapeake Bay (Md and Va) ; Suminoe oyster--Research--Chesapeake Bay (Md and Va) ; Animal introduction--Research
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  SH179.O94A8 2007 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/26/2010
Collation 1 sheet ([2] p.) : col. ill., charts ; 28 x 22 cm.
Caption title. "Printed: October 2007"--P. [2]. "Produced by: Caroline Wicks, Ryan Carnegie, Ben Longstaff, Jamie King, Michelle O'Herron"--P. [2]. Includes bibliographical references (p. [2]).
Contents Notes
"The proposed introduction of the Asian "Suminoe" oyster, Crassostrea ariakensis, into Chesapeake Bay has been met with concern partly because of its potential implications for oyster disease. Diseases are major causes of mortality for the native Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), a reality that underpins arguments for introducing a more disease-resistant oyster species. The Asian oyster is being investigated for its susceptibility to and potential to serve as a transmission vector for a range of oyster diseases. This will help determine whether the Asian oyster might worsen problems of established diseases or serve as an inroad for new ones."