Bacteriophages as indicators of human enteric viruses in mussels (mytilus edulis)

  • Diogo Trajano Gomes Da Silva

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Filter-feeding bivalve molluscs bio-accumulate pathogens and are the principal vectors of human seafood-related illness. Whilst the adoption of bacterial indicators for shellfish monitoring has reduced the threat of bacterial infections associated with their consumption, enteric viral pathogens, particularly Norovirus, continue to pose a significant threat to human health.
Date of AwardNov 2013
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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