Incidence of Perkinsus marinus in Crassostrea madrasensis

Muthiah, P and Nayar, K Nagappan (1988) Incidence of Perkinsus marinus in Crassostrea madrasensis. CMFRI Bulletin, 42(1). pp. 232-235.


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Perkinsus marinus (Dermocystidium marinum) commonly known as "Dermo" is one of the causative pathogens for widespread mortalities in oysters. In the natural population of oysters at Tuticorin, oyster tissues cultured in fluid thioglycollate medium with dextrose fortified with antibiotics were found to be Infected with P. marinus. This is the first time that this pathogen has been reported from Indian waters. The incidence of infection in oysters ranged from 10 to 60%. The weighted incidence ranging from 0.05 to 0.35 indicates the very light level of Infection.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perkinsus marinus; Crassostrea madrasensis
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2010 14:03
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18

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