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During a survey of myxozoan parasites of common carp Cyprinus carpio in Honghu Lake, Hubei Province, China, a parasite was collected that was identified as Myxobolus dispar based on an earlier description from China. However, the small subunit ribosomal DNA of this species shared only 90 % similarity with M. dispar, instead matching M. musseliusae with 100(More)
A Thelohanellus species was encountered during a survey on Thelohanellus diversity of Carassius auratus gibelio (Bloch) in China. The infection is characterized by the presence of large cysts of 1.4-3.2 cm in diameter in the skin of host. Mature spores were ampullaceous in frontal view and testudinate in lateral view, measuring 19.7 ± 0.7 (18.6-20.8) μm(More)
Bioactivity-directed fractionation of the seeds of Annona muricata L. (Annonaceae) resulted in the isolation of five new compounds: cis-annonacin (1), cis-annonacin-10-one (2), cis-goniothalamicin (3), arianacin (4), and javoricin (5). Three of these (1-3) are among the first cis mono-tetrahydrofuran ring acetogenins to be reported. NMR analyses of(More)
Myxobolus honghuensis n. sp. is described from allogynogenetic gibel carp Carassius auratus gibelio (Bloch), during a survey of myxosporean parasites in Honghu Lake, Hubei Province, China. It is characterized by the presence of round plasmodia of 5–12 mm in diameter in the pharynx of host. Mature spores of M. honghuensis were pyriform in frontal view and(More)
Spores of the myxozoan parasite Myxobolus turpisrotundus Zhang 2009 were observed for the first time bearing caudal appendages. Most spores had the typical Myxobolus spp. morphology, but approximately 10% of spores possessed a spore body that was slightly elongated with a short tail projecting from the spore valve. In other spores, the tail was much more(More)
In our continuing activity-directed search for new antitumor compounds, using brine shrimp lethality (BST), mixtures of three additional pairs (1-6) of bis-THF ketolactone acetogenins were isolated from the ethanol extract of the bark of Annona bullata Rich. (Annonaceae). Compared with (2,4-cis and trans)-bullatacinone (7 and 8), these new compounds each(More)
Continuing work on the bark of Annona squamosa Rich. (Annonaceae), directed by the brine shrimp lethality test (BST), has resulted in the isolation of three new Annonaceous acetogenins, 4-deoxyannoreticuin, cis-4-deoxyannoreticuin, and (2,4-cis and trans)-squamoxinone. The first two are additional examples of acetogenins isolated from this plant species(More)
Myxobolus turpisrotundus Zhang, 2009, infects allogynogenetic gibel carp Carassius auratus gibelio (Bloch) and is always regarded as synonymous with Myxobolus rotundus Nemeczek, 1911, since its first report in goldfish Carassius auratus auratus (L.) in China in 1955. In this study, it was comprehensively examined by morphological and molecular biological(More)
A synopsis of the species of Thelohanellus Kudo, 1933 (Myxozoa: Myxosporea: Myxobolidae) is presented. It includes a total of 108 nominal species. For each species, the most relevant morphological and morphometric characteristics are provided, together with data on the type-host and locality, the site of infection within the host and the original references.
Thelohanellus kitauei Egusa et Nakajima, 1981, was described from common carp Cyprinus carpio L. in Japan. In China, a myxosporean infecting the intestinal tissue of the same host species was described as Thelohanellus xinyangensis Xie, Gong, Xiao, Guo, Li et Guo, 2000, despite many similarities to T. kitauei. To examine the potential conspecificity of(More)