Molecular assays for the detection of invasive tunicates and phylogeography of a tunicate invasion in Prince Edward Island
There are currently four invasive tunicate species which are causing significant challenges to the aquaculture industry in Atlantic Canada: Ciona intestinalis, Styela clava, Botryllus schlosseri and Botrylloides violaceus. These tunicates foul mussel socks, aquaculture gear, boat hulls and wharves. ...
Proteomic and biochemical approaches to investigate the interactions between the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica and the MSX parasite, Haplosporidium nelsoni
The host parasite system of the MSX parasite, Haplosporidium nelsoni, in the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, poses many challenges for experimental study. The interactions that are involved in the development of the typically high prevalence and intensities of disease encountered in certain e...