||Advances in Tropical Aquaculture, Workshop at Tahiti, French Polynesia, 20 Feb - 4 Mar 1989
||Actes de colloques Ifremer, Tahiti, French Polynesia, 20 Feb - 4 Mar 1989, n°9, chap. 24, pp.227-231
||Bonamia ostreae, Mollusc culture, Aquaculture techniques, Pathology, Immunology, Genetics, Epidemiology, Fish diseases, Disease control
||The spread of major diseases of molluscs around the world and the increase of transfers need the development of adapted prophylactic strategies and the increase of research in epidemiology, immunology and genetics. The prophylactic strategies must be based on common laws with the establishment of a list of declarable pathogens, with basic sampling rules (sample size, frequency, definition of geographical areas) and with reglementation of the internal transfers. Moreover, specific adapted diagnosis should be developed to increase the sanitary control performance (e.g. ELISA test, DNA probe, cell culture). In the case of an infectious disease the epidemiology studies should be concerned, the relationship between the culture techniques and the disease, the repartition of the disease. On the other hand, specific zootechnical research should be increased, particularly in genetics which is the main way to find applicable solutions to control the diseases. Finally, with the development of new models in mollusc pathology, like Bonamia and Rickettsies and hemocytes, the study on defense mechanism, humoral and cellular response, enter in a new approach which should permit to understand better this mechanism and which should permit to select characters of resistance.