Distribution, prevalence and severity of Parvicapsula minibicornis infections among anadromous salmonids in the Fraser River, British Columbia, Canada.

@article{Jones2003DistributionPA,
  title={Distribution, prevalence and severity of Parvicapsula minibicornis infections among anadromous salmonids in the Fraser River, British Columbia, Canada.},
  author={Simon R. M. Jones and Gina Prosperi-Porta and Sheila C Dawe and David P. Barnes},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={49-54}
}
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and microscopic examination of stained kidney sections were used to diagnose infections with the myxozoan parasite Parvicapsula minibicornis in maturing Fraser River salmon. In 2 series of collections, the parasite was detected in 109 of 406 migrating sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka belonging to Early Stuart, Early Summer and Summer run-timing groups, mainly upper Fraser River stocks. However, the parasite was detected neither in fish at sea nor once they had… CONTINUE READING