Light and Ultrastructural Description of Meglitschia mylei n. sp. (Myxozoa) from Myleus rubripinnis (Teleostei: Serrasalmidae) in the Amazon River System

@article{Azevedo2011LightAU,
  title={Light and Ultrastructural Description of Meglitschia mylei n. sp. (Myxozoa) from Myleus rubripinnis (Teleostei: Serrasalmidae) in the Amazon River System},
  author={C. Azevedo and M. Ribeiro and S. Clemente and G. Casal and L. Lopes and P. Matos and S. Al-Quraishy and E. Matos},
  journal={Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={58}
}
ABSTRACT. Meglitschia mylei n. sp. found in the gall bladder of the teleostean fish Myleus rubripinnis (Serrasalmidae) from the middle Amazonian region of Brazil is described using light and transmission electron microscopy. The spores observed in the bile averaged 24.6±0.8 μm long, 8.7±0.4 μm wide and 5.1±0.3 μm thick and were strongly furcate and arcuate ∩‐shaped composed of two symmetric equal‐sized valves, up to ∼70 nm thick. Each valve possessed one opposed tapering appendage, 20.1±0.7 μm… Expand
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Table 1. Comparison of shape and dimensions of the spores from species of Meglitschia spp. infecting the gall bladder of fish. Meglitschia spp. Hosts/habitat/country