Fine structure of an unidentified protozoon in the epithelium of rainbow trout exposed to water with Myxosoma cerebralis.

@article{Daniels1976FineSO,
  title={Fine structure of an unidentified protozoon in the epithelium of rainbow trout exposed to water with Myxosoma cerebralis.},
  author={Stephen B. Daniels and Robert L. Herman and Cormac Burke},
  journal={The Journal of protozoology},
  year={1976},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={402-10}
}
An intracellular protozoon was discovered in the epithelium of young rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) exposed for as short a time as 1 hr to water known to contain infective stages of Myxosoma cerebralis. Light- and electron-microscopic examination of this tissue revealed what appeared to be a proliferative stage (presumptive schizont) of a sporozoon; other possible stages in the life cycle were also observed. The relationship of this unidentified protozoon of M. cerebralis remains unresolved.