Aquatic Animal Health Subprogram: Bonamiasis in farmed Native Oysters (Ostrea angasi)
1. Obtain nucleic acid sequence and compare with other, described Bonamia sp. and determine their taxonomic relationship and ensure that available diagnostic tools are suitable.
2. Improve understanding of Bonamiasis infestations in Native Oysters including the determination, under controlled conditions, of the stressors that induce clinical disease in sub - clinically infected oysters.
3. Develop a biosecurity plan and farm management practices to manage the risk of infestation and the mitigation of clinical infection with Bonamia sp.