|Further results of the Bonamia ostreae challenge tests in Dutch oyster culture|
Van Banning, P. (1987). Further results of the Bonamia ostreae challenge tests in Dutch oyster culture. Aquaculture 67: 191-194
In: Aquaculture. Elsevier: Amsterdam; London; New York; Oxford; Tokyo. ISSN 0044-8486, more
The oyster pathogen Bonamia ostreae was introduced with importations in 1980 into beds of the European flat oyster, Ostrea edulis , in the Netherlands. Control measures were taken and yearly experiments were carried out to study their effects on the presence and activities of the oyster pathogen. The period of small-scale experiments (1982-1984) showed a sharp decline of bonamiasis, but the further results of large-scale experiments in 1985 and 1986 showed an asymptotic trend of decline. These results indicate the need for a longer period of control than was expected.