|Author(s)||Cochennec Nathalie1, Renault Tristan1, Boudry Pierre1, Chollet Bruno1, Gerard Andre1|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : IFREMER, Lab Gentet Aquaculture & Pathol, F-17390 La Tremblade, France.|
|Source||Diseases Of Aquatic Organisms (0177-5103) (Inter-research), 1998-11 , Vol. 34 , N. 3 , P. 193-197|
|WOS© Times Cited||24|
|Keyword(s)||Crassostrea rivularis, Suminoe oyster, bonamiosis, Bonamia-like parasite|
Considering the economic importance of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas to the French shellfish industry, the appearance of major diseases in this species could cause dramatic decreases in production. Suminoe oysters, of the non-indigenous species Crassostrea rivularis (Gould), were introduced into France to test their ability to adapt to local conditions. These oysters were imported after careful examination, and were maintained in laboratory quarantine. Some mortalities occurred 7 mo after importation. Histological and electron microscope examinations of 9 dead specimens revealed a parasite presumed to be a Bonamia-Like protozoan. This is the first report concerning a parasite of the genus Bonamia in a species belonging to the genus Crassostrea. Thus, C. rivularis is not considered to be a suitable substitute for C, gigas in France.
Cochennec Nathalie, Renault Tristan, Boudry Pierre, Chollet Bruno, Gerard Andre (1998). Bonamia-like parasite found in the Suminoe oyster Crassostrea rivularis reared in France. Diseases Of Aquatic Organisms, 34(3), 193-197. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3354/dao034193 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00446/55795/