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Myxozoan genera: definition and notes on taxonomy, life-cycle terminology and pathogenic species.
The surviving classification of myxosporeans, based on spore morphology, is discussed in the context of the still fragmentary data resulting from SSU rDNA sequence analyses. Expand
Protozoan parasites of fishes
This book presents a checklist of protozoan parasites infecting commercially important fishes, and explains basic parasitological terms and concepts with regard to protozoa parasites of fishes. Expand
Development of a diagnostic PCR to detect Neoparamoeba perurans, agent of amoebic gill disease.
The assay, which utilizes PCR to amplify the N. perurans 18S rRNA gene, was shown to be specific and highly sensitive and provides a simple, flexible tool that will be a useful addition to the diagnostic repertoire for AGD. Expand
Phylogenetic Analysis of Complete Small Subunit Ribosomal RNA Coding Region of Myxidium lieberkuehni: Evidence that Myxozoa are Metazoa and Related to the Bilateria
Comparisons of the complete 16Slike rRNA sequence of the myxosporean Myxidium lieberkuehni with other, unicellular and metazoan sequences show that Myxozoa share a common evolutionary history with Metazoa and are most closely related to the Bilateria. Expand
Neoparamoeba perurans is a cosmopolitan aetiological agent of amoebic gill disease.
Extending studies to epizootics in farmed fish from other sites around the world shows that N. perurans is a cosmopolitan agent of AGD and, therefore, of significance to the global mariculture industry. Expand
Kudoa dianae sp. n. (Myxosporea: Multivalvulida), a new parasite of bullseye puffer, Sphoeroides annulatus (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae).
Analysis of phylogenetic relationships among five Kudoa species revealed that K. dianae is distinguishable from these five species and that its closest relation is with K. miniauiriculata. Expand
Kabataia gen. n., a new genus proposed for Microsporidium spp. infecting trunk muscles of fishes.
Based on a fine structural study, a new genus, Kabataia gen. n., is proposed for Microsporidium arthuri Lom, Dyková and Shaharom, 1990. It develops in trunk muscles of a South-East Asian freshwaterExpand
Microsporidian xenomas in fish seen in wider perspective.
The salient features of fishmicrosporidian xenomas are discussed, such as role of the xenoma, whether its features are host- or microsporidium-dependent, development and demise of the Xenoma in the course of time, and host reaction phenomena. Expand