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KUDOA IWATAI (MYXOSPOREA: MULTIVALVULIDA) IN WILD AND CULTURED FISH IN THE RED SEA: REDESCRIPTION AND MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY
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It is concluded that K. iwatai is an Indo-Pacific species that, in the Red Sea, has extended its host range to include the allochthonous gilt-head sea bream, European sea bass, and grey mullet and is apparently native to the region. Expand
Evidence for widespread distribution of piscidin antimicrobial peptides in teleost fish.
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Piscidin-immunoreactive cells were most common at sites of pathogen entry, including the skin, gill and gastrointestinal tract, which strongly suggest that piscidins are a widespread and important component of many fishes' defense against disease. Expand
Evolution of Mycobacterium ulcerans and other mycolactone-producing mycobacteria from a common Mycobacterium marinum progenitor.
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Comparisons of pMUM and chromosomal gene sequences demonstrate that plasmid acquisition and the subsequent ability to produce mycolactone were probably the key drivers of speciation among MPM. Expand
Cryptocaryon irritans Brown 1951, the cause of ‘white spot disease’ in marine fish: an update
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Although first described 60 years ago, only within the last decade has detailed information emerged concerning its life cycle, transmission and pathogenesis concerning C. irritans. Expand
Mycobacterium marinum Infections in Fish and Humans in Israel
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Israeli Mycobacterium marinum isolates from humans and fish were compared by direct sequencing of the 16S rRNA and hsp65 genes, restriction mapping, and amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis, ruling out the local aquaculture industry as the source of human infections. Expand
Livoneca sp. (Flabellifera: Cymothoidae), an isopod parasite in the oral and branchial cavities of the Red Sea silverside Atherinomorus lacunosus (Perciformes, Atherinidae)
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This host-parasite relationship appears to be species-specific and has all the characteristics of an evolutionary process of adaptive strategy, as it clearly enables the host to maintain its feeding ability while the parasite grows to sexual maturity. Expand
Histopathology of sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) experimentally infected with Mycobacterium marinum and treated with streptomycin and garlic (Allium sativum) extract
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A sudden increase of antibody titers recorded at week 24, i.e., soon after the antibiotic treatments were discontinued, suggests an immunosuppressive effect of streptomycin and coincided with the beginning of a healing process, as observed histologically. Expand
Taxonomic re-assignment of Cryptocaryon irritans, a marine fish parasite
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The phylogenetic analyses unequivocally show that C. irritans is taxonomically distinct from I. multifiliis (15.4% divergence) and justify C. irritatedans' inclusion into the order Prorodontida within the Class Prostomatea. Expand
THE PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIP OF PFIESTERIA PISCICIDA, CRYPTOPERIDINIOPSOID SP. AMYLOODINOUM OCELLATUM AND A PFIESTERIA‐LIKE DINOFLAGELLATE TO OTHER DINOFLAGELLATES AND APICOMPLEXANS
The taxonomic relationship between heterotrophic and parasitic dinoflagellates has not been studied extensively at the molecular level. In order to investigate these taxonomic relationships, weExpand
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