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VIMS Researchers Unravel Life Cycle of Blue Crab Parasite

October 4, 2012

a photomicrograph of filamentous trophonts Professor Jeff Shields and colleagues at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science have succeeded in their 15-year effort to unravel the life history of Hematodinium, a single-celled parasite that afflicts blue crabs and is of growing concern to aquaculture operations and wild fisheries around the world. Full Story

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