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Necrotic disease in bivalve larval cultures


Kwan, TN and Bolch, C and Bowman, J, Necrotic disease in bivalve larval cultures, Microbiology Australia, 38, (3) pp. 131-133. ISSN 1324-4272 (2017) [Non Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1071/MA17048


The health of marine bivalve larvae is greatly affected by bacteria in the environment particularly when reared in marine hatcheries. This is generally because high stocking densities resulting in high organic loads of both food and faeces, can support increased bacterial growth and biomass levels. Increased bacterial load can lead to larval disease referred to as bacillary necrosis (BN) leading in turn to rapid larval mortality and loss of production. Despite more than 50 years since the first detailed description of BN, westill do not fully understand its causes and mechanisms. Through the manipulation of a model larval culture of the Australian blue mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis), we determined that BN is linked with rapid and systematic changes in the bacterial community.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:Bacillary necrosis, blue mussels, bacteria, Vibrio
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kwan, TN (Dr Tzu Kwan)
UTAS Author:Bolch, C (Associate Professor Christopher Bolch)
UTAS Author:Bowman, J (Associate Professor John Bowman)
ID Code:123234
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-12-21
Last Modified:2018-01-02

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