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Accession no2 Host species (Latin)Ostrea edulis

Common nameOyster, European Flat Disease/conditionMarteiliasis (Aber disease)
Location (host)Digestive gland epithelium AetiologyMarteilia refringens

Additional informationSpores characterised by the presence of conspicuous refringent granules which can be demonstrated by various histological techniques.
SignificanceMortalities in France and Holland.
LesionNecrosis of tissues caused by the infection in the digestive epithelium. Refractile bodiesare strongly eosinophilic in H&E section and stain bright red with Gridley stain
StainsAAENG
Feulgen Stain
Gridley Technique
H&E Stain

LocationCarantec
AreaFinisterre
CountryFRANCE

SubmitterD.J. Alderman Accession date04/01/1977


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