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The fan mussel on the brink of extinction due to a virus

Since 2017, 99.9% of Pinna nobilis specimens in open waters have disappeared. Now, a group of researchers is shedding light on a viral disease that acts like HIV in humans: it weakens the immune defenses. This 'could pose a threat of unknown proportions even to other populations of marine animals.

The article is published in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science:


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