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Assessing Withering Syndrome Resistance in California Black Abalone: Implications for Conservation and Restoration: Part II


Hypothesis: Quantitative real-time PCR can be used to quantify loads of the WS rickettsial bacterium (infection intensity) in abalone.

Hypothesis: Juvenile black abalone recruiting on the California Channel Islands are more resistant to WS than are black abalone in northern Central California that have not experienced high disease (WS) selection pressure.

NOTE: only abstract of study available at this time pending publication of papers. For further information, please contact Carolyn S. Friedman ( or Glenn VanBlaricom ( ).

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