Virginia Institute of Marine Science
The purpose. of these summaries is to demonstrate that a high level of genetic resistance to MSX has been acquired in lab-bred oysters in Virginia waters. The brood stocks were selected from survivors of James River seed oysters that were 90% killed in the early 1960's on private beds in Mobjack Bay. Only data from the years 1976 to 1980 are given in this summary, although comparable data have been accumulated since 1964 when laboratory· breeding began.
Oyster diseases-- Virginia. Haplosporidium nelsoni
Andrews, J. D. (1981) Notes on MSX resistance of selected Virginia oysters. Manuscript. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/2822