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Fungal infection in the cultured juvenile boring clam Tridacna crocea

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Norton, J.H., Thomas, A.D. and Barker, J.R. (1994) Fungal infection in the cultured juvenile boring clam Tridacna crocea. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology., 64 (3). pp. 273-275.

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-2011(94)90475-8

Publisher URL: http://www.elsevier.com


A fungal infection is reported in juvenile boring clams (T. crocea ) from a commercial hatchery in northern Queensland, Australia. A random sample of 150 T. crocea were examined and 3(2%) were found to have fungal lesions. Histological examination of lesions in the siphonal mantle revealed septate, dematiaceous branching hyphae. Fungal hyphae were also present in the lateral mantle and gills. Cultures grew 3 dematiaceous fungi, Curvularia sp., Exserohilum rostratum [Setosphaeria rostrata] and an unidentified fungus.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:© Elsevier.
Keywords:Hosts; infections; mycoses; Bivalvia; Curvularia; Mollusca; fungi; Australia; Queensland; Tridaena crocea; fungal infection; giant clam.
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Aquaculture
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary mycology
Live Archive:26 Mar 2004
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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