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Unknown Unknown NY0313808BC1


Principle Investigator(s) Bassem Allam
External sample IDQPX3
NCGR Sample IDMMETSP0100_2
Sample accession numberCAM_SMPL_002392
Assembly accession numberCAM_ASM_000210
Combined Assembly NameUndescribed-sp-isolateNY0313808BC1
Prelim. NCBI Taxon ID96639
18S rRNA
Importance of organism and transcriptomesThe thraustochytrid known as QPX (Quahog Parasite Unknown) has caused significant disease and mortality in aquacultured and wild populations of the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria along the east coast of North America since the 1950?s. Available knowledge on QPX is extremely limited. Generated new sequence data will allow the identification of factors involved in QPX virulence and pathogenicity offering a better understanding of conditions affecting the occurrence of disease outbreaks.
Additional citations and referencesPerrigault M, Allam B. (2009). Cytotoxicity of Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) toward hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) haemocytes and interactions between different pathogen isolates and host strains. Parasitology 136: 1281-1289. Perrigault M, Bugge DM., Allam B. (2010). Effect of environmental factors on survival and growth of quahog parasite unknown (QPX) in vitro. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 104: 83-89.
Environmental Data
Primary citation for organism's characterization, if availableQian H., Liu Q., Allam B., Collier J.L. (2007). Molecular genetic variation within and among isolates of QPX (Thraustochytridae), a parasite of the hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 77: 159-168.
Depth (m)10
Collection date01-NOV-03
Collection time09:00 AM
Sample collection siteAtlantic_Ocean
Other collection site infoRaritan Bay, New York
Sample material (e.g. "seawater," "sediment," etc.)Clam tissue
ENVO term for habitat - primary termAcquatic: marine
ENVO term for habitat - secondary termNot Applicable
Habitatmarine habitat
Experimental Data
Date of experiment01-APR-11
Growth mediumMinimal Essential Medium with 10% fetal bovine serum
Modifications to growth mediumsupplemented with 2% extracts of clam muscle tissue homogenates
Temperature (ÂșC)23
Salinty (psu)35
Investigation typeEukaryotes
Other experimental metadata availableIsolate grown in 25 cm2 culture flasks in ambient air