Alternate spore stages of Myxobilatus gasterostei, a myxosporean parasite of three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) and oligochaetes (Nais communis)


Two spore stages in the life cycle of Myxobilatus gasterostei, a ubiquitous myxosporean parasite of three-spined sticklebacks, were identified by matching small subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequences of actinospores from a worm with myxospores from fish. A Nais communis oligochaete collected in the Willamette River, Oregon, USA was found to produce a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-008-1308-6


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