Understanding How Disease and Environment Combine to Structure Resistance in Estuarine Bivalve Populations

Eileen Hofmann, David Bushek, Susan Ford, Ximing Guo, Dale Haidvogel, Dennis Hedgecock, John Klinck, Coren Milbury, Diego Narvaez, Eric Powell, Yongping Wang, Zhiren Wang (+2 others)
2009 Oceanography  
L. (2009). Understanding how disease and environment combine to structure resistance in estuarine bivalve populations. Oceanography, 22(4), 212-231. 212 ABSTR ACT. Delaware Bay oyster (Crassostrea virginica) populations are influenced by two lethal parasites that cause Dermo and MSX diseases. As part of the US National Science Foundation Ecology of Infectious Diseases initiative, a program developed for Delaware Bay focuses on understanding how oyster population genetics and population dynamics
more » ... population dynamics interact with the environment and these parasites to structure the host populations, and how these interactions might be modified by climate change. Laboratory and field studies undertaken during this program include identifying genes related to MSX and Dermo disease resistance, potential
doi:10.5670/oceanog.2009.110 fatcat:e7w4bkrxwjembioyj63vkzbyjq