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  • DGGE-based detection method for Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) 

    Gast, Rebecca J.; Cushman, E.; Moran, Dawn M.; Uhlinger, Kevin R.; Leavitt, Dale F.; Smolowitz, Roxanna M. (Inter-Research, 2006-06-12)
    Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) is a significant cause of hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria mortality along the northeast coast of the United States. It infects both wild and cultured clams, often annually in plots that are ...
  • Lethal marine snow : pathogen of bivalve mollusc concealed in marine aggregates 

    Lyons, M. Maille; Ward, J. Evan; Smolowitz, Roxanna M.; Uhlinger, Kevin R.; Gast, Rebecca J. (2005-06-14)
    We evaluated marine aggregates as environmental reservoirs for a thraustochytrid pathogen, Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX), of the northern quahog or hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria. Positive results from in situ hybridization ...