Morphopathological study of the interaction between the Freshwater Pearl Mussel and the Atlantic salmon

  1. Pedro Antonio Castrillo Arias
Dirixida por:
  1. María Isabel Quiroga Berdeal, Director
  2. María Paz Ondina Navarret Director
  3. Roberto Bermúdez Pose Director

Universidade de defensa: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Ano de defensa: 2022

  1. Departamento de Anatomía, Produción Animal e Ciencias Clínicas Veterinarias

Tipo: Tese


This Ph.D. Thesis arose with the aim to understand and provide solutions for culturing the endangered Freshwater Pearl Mussel during its parasitic stage in the Atlantic salmon. To optimize the production of young mussels and preserve fish health, the morphopathological pattern of glochidiosis was characterized during the early and late stages of glochidiosis and related to the larval development and metamorphosis of Margaritifera margaritifera, from glochidium to post-larva. The results here enclosed contribute to a better understanding of the pathogenesis of glochidiosis that may aid to manage the parasitic stage during the culture of freshwater mussels.