Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists
Recently, an increasing number of research teams arc engaged in developing DNA-based diagnostic techniques for mollusc pathogens. These techniques are slowly moving from development in specialised laboratories for research purposes, to routine application and are expected to find an increasing use in routine disease monitoring programs in mollusc aquaculture and in efforts to prevent the spread of pathogens within and between nations. Considering the probable development and interest in these diagnostic techniques, the potential for wide applications in aquaculture and the inherent problems currently associated with their use, it appears necessary to address these issues.
Berthe, FCJ; Burreson, EM; and Hine, M, Use of molecular tools for mollusc disease diagnosis (1999). Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists, 19(6), 277-278.