|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|
Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793) [WoRMS]; Marine
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.