TITLE

Brackish Water Benthic Shellfish (Corbicula japonica) as a Biological Indicator for Cryptosporidium parvum Oocysts in River Water

AUTHOR(S)
Izumi, T.; Itoh, Y.; Yagita, K.; Endo, T.; Ohyama, T.
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology;Jan2004, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study of the role and the usefulness of Cobicula japonica as a biological indicator or collection system for Carbicula parvum oocysts, useful to explore effective, and stable oocysts gathering regardless of the surrounding natural conditions. C. Japonica with body size 33.3-43.1 x 29.6-37.1 x 18.0-24.1 millimeter and body weight 15.5-16.5 gram were collected from the Ishikari River, Hokkaido, Japan. One hundred and fifty individual C. japonica clams were placed in a stainless steel cage in 12 litre acquarium which was filled with dechlorinated 10% artificial water.
ACCESSION #
15245942

 

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