In vivo exposure of susceptible and non-susceptible fish species to Myxobolus cerebralis actinospores reveals non-specific invasion behaviour.

@article{Kallert2009InVE,
  title={In vivo exposure of susceptible and non-susceptible fish species to Myxobolus cerebralis actinospores reveals non-specific invasion behaviour.},
  author={Dennis Marc Kallert and Edit Eszterbauer and Daniel Grabner and Mansour El-Matbouli},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2009},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={123-30}
}
Due to controversial previous results, it has been unclear whether Myxobolus cerebralis (Myxosporea, Myxozoa) is able to specifically choose a salmonid host by selective attachment and penetration. Using a novel in vivo tracking assay that employs fluorescence staining of actinospore sporoplasms, we demonstrate a lack of host specificity of M. cerebralis actinospores during their initial invasion reactions. Fish were experimentally exposed to stained actinospores that could be detected as… CONTINUE READING