Distribution of Perkinsus marinus in Gulf coast oyster populations

dc.acquisition-srcen_US
dc.call-noAcc#248 - Box#2en_US
dc.call-noEstuariesen_US
dc.contract-noTAMU-SG-90-826.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCraig, A.K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPowell, R.R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, J.M.en_US
dc.contributor.otherEstuariesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:56:39Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:56:39Z
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.descriptionpgs. 82-91en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractPrevalence (percent of oysters infected) of Perkinsus marinus and infection intensity were measured in oysters from 49 sites in the Gulf of Mexico. Prevalence was less than 50% at only one site. Both prevalence and infection intensity were correlated with condition index, salinity, and a measure of local agricultural activity. The regional distribution of P. marinus was patchy on spatial scales of 300 km or less and 1,500 km or more. Three regional foci of infection could be distinguished: the north central coast of Texas, central Louisiana west of the Mississippi River, and the southwestern coast of Florida. Lowest infection levels were recorded along the north central and northeastern Gulf, particularly east of the Mississippi River. The spatial distribution of infection varied with the salinity regime; however, other factors also explained part of the regional patterns observed. These included factors associated with man's activities such as agricultural and industrial activity and the average annual temperature regime.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeTexas coasten_US
dc.history5/22/06 eas; 3/7/05 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/20265
dc.latitudeen_US
dc.locationGBIC Archives Collection; TAMUG Periodical Collectionen_US
dc.longitudeen_US
dc.notesen_US
dc.placeColumbia, SCen_US
dc.publisherEstuarine Research Federationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries248.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectpathogensen_US
dc.subjectoystersen_US
dc.subjectCrassostrea virginicaen_US
dc.subjectPerkinsus marinusen_US
dc.subjectgeographical distributionen_US
dc.subjectanimal populationsen_US
dc.subjectsalinity effectsen_US
dc.titleDistribution of Perkinsus marinus in Gulf coast oyster populationsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issuev.12, no.2en_US
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