Oysters and Clams: Cultivation, Habitat Threats and Ecological Impact


Jesús L. Romalde (Editor)
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, CIBUS-Faculty of Biology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Series: Microbiology Research Advances
BISAC: SCI045000

Bivalve molluscs are scientifically and economically important invertebrates. Among them, oysters and clams dominate other species with respect to global distribution and aquaculture production. Recently, with research advancements in farming technology, environmental monitoring and disease control, as well as the diversification of cultured species, new findings and outcomes have emerged. This book presents a compilation of the latest research on oyster and clam culture, including aspects of ecological distribution and management, disease, physiological responses to environmental stressors or host-pathogen interactions, in most cases from a multidisciplinary approach. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Distribution, Habitat, and Ecology of the “Disco” Clam, Ctenoides ales
Lindsey F. Dougherty (University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA)

Chapter 2. Culture of the Wedge-Shell Clam Donax trunculus: New Developments
Andrea Louzán, Susana Nóvoa, Justa Ojea, Fiz Da Costa, and Dorotea Martínez-Patiño (Centro de Cultivos Mariños (CIMA), Consellería do Mar, Xunta de Galicia, Ribadeo (Lugo), Spain, and others)

Chapter 3. Short-Term Maintenance of Depurated Clams: A Preliminary Modelling Experiment
Luci Jesus, Jaime Aníbal, Isabel Ratão, and Eduardo Esteves (Departamento de Engenharia Alimentar, Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Universidade do Algarve, Campus da Penha, Faro, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 4. Microbiota Associated to Clams and Oysters: A Key Factor for Culture Success
Sabela Balboa, Aide Lasa, Diego Gerpe, Ana L. Diéguez, and Jesús L. Romalde (Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología. CIBUS-Facultad de Biología, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Chapter 5. Microbiological Approaches to Understand the Threats for the Wedge-Shell Clam (Donax trunculus) in Natural Beds
Juan L. Barja, Javier Dubert, Jaime Montes, José G. Olveira, Susana Prado, and Dorotea Martínez-Patiño (Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología e Instituto de Acuicultura, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6. Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Vibrio vulnificus in the Different Molluscs Cultivated in the Ebro delta
Carmen Lopez-Joven, Ignacio de Blas and Ana Roque (Institute of Agriculture and Food Research & Technology (IRTA-SCR). Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Tarragona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 7. An Ecological Approach to Understanding Host-Pathogen-Environment Interactions: The Case of Brown Ring Disease in Clams
Christine Paillard (Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Environnement Marin (LEMAR), Université de Brest, Plouzané, France)

Chapter 8. Alterations in the Physiological, Metabolic and Ontogenetic Processes of Oysters and Clams affected by Environmental Stressors and Pathogens
Celia Vazquez Boucard, Cristina Escobedo Fregoso, Larisa Lee, Emilie Bigaud and Gerardo Anguiano (Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR), Laboratory of Proteomic and Genetic Toxicology, La Paz, Baja California Sur, México, and others)

Chapter 9. Heavy Metals and Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) Determination in Oysters, Mussels and Clams as Bio-Monitors of the Aquatic System Pollution
Clinio Locatelli and Dora Melucci (Department of Chemistry «G. Ciamician», University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

Chapter 10. Oyster Summer Mortality: The Example of a Multifactorial Syndrome
Jesús L. Romalde (Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, CIBUS-Facultad de Biología, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)


Additional Information

The target audience of this book comprises not only researchers in these areas of knowledge of molluscan aquaculture, marine microbiology, and environmental pollution and management, but also professionals and administrators related to these fields. In addition, it can be useful for teachers and students in undergraduate and graduate courses of aquaculture, microbiology, and environment sciences.

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