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Scientists develop new way to detect disease that hurts oyster industry

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 16th, 2013


Oyster larvae such as these from a hatchery near Netarts Bay have been threatened by a bacterial disease. Scientists have recently developed a new way to detect disease that hurts the oyster industry. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum, courtesy of Oregon State University)


Scientists in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University have developed a new, inexpensive and precise way to detect the toxin secreted by Vibrio tubiashii, a bacterial disease that a few years ago caused millions of dollars in losses to the oyster aquaculture industry in the Pacific Northwest.

For the complete article see the 07-17-2013 issue.

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