Experimental field studies with Mya arenaria (Bivalvia) on the induction and effect of hematopoietic neoplasia. Academic Article uri icon


  • A field experiment was conducted from 1991 to 1992 to examine induction and impact of hematopoietic neoplasia on the marine bivalve Mya arenaria in southeastern Massachusetts. Clams were collected from Little Buttermilk Bay and separated into three size classes (20-29, 30-39, and 40-49 mm shell length) in the laboratory. These sizes span the range of adults found in the population. A random subsample of these clams was taken to estimate disease prevalence at the start of the experiment, and this was found to be

publication date

  • March 1997