Asian clams: Exposure to disease-causing organisms
Overall effectiveness category Awaiting assessment
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Disease-causing organisms have the potential to control Asian clam Corbicula spp. populations by reducing reproductive outputs, increasing risk of predation, slowing growth rates or causing death. Studies in Asian clams have focussed on their use as a tool for monitoring water-borne pathogens of interest to humans, rather than identifying pathogens that may regulate clam populations.