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Experimental infection of oysters (Crassostrea gigas) with thigmotrichid ciliates
Pauley, G.B.; Chew, K.K.; Sparks, A.K. (1967). Experimental infection of oysters (Crassostrea gigas) with thigmotrichid ciliates. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 9(2): 230-234
In: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. Academic Press: New York. ISSN 0022-2011, more
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Keywords
    Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Pauley, G.B.
  • Chew, K.K.
  • Sparks, A.K.

Abstract
    Ciliates of the order Thigmotrichidia were observed to heavily infect Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) that possessed weakened adductor muscles. A description of the ciliates, the method of infection, and the pathology associated with these ciliates is presented.

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