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Accession no9 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 bodies stain red in this section.
StainsAAENG
H&E Stain

LocationCarantec
AreaFinisterre
CountryFRANCE

SubmitterD.J. Alderman Accession date01/04/1977


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