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Histopathological alterations associated with Perkinsus spp. infection in the softshell clam Mya arenaria






Parasite 5(3): 263-271

Histopathological alterations associated with Perkinsus spp. infection in the softshell clam Mya arenaria

Mya arenaria collected from the Chester River in the upper Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA, showed the presence of Perkinsus spp. in about 12% of clams examined (28 of 240). The infection seemed to run a mild course with the host prevailing in encapsulating invading parasites. The gills appeared to be the major site of infection. However, the parasite was also found in the digestive gland, gonads and kidneys and occasionally in the tissue and sinuses of adductor muscles.


Accession: 003161169

DOI: 10.1051/parasite/1998053263



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