Molecular and morphological analysis of Myxobolus spp. of salmonid fishes with the description of a new Myxobolus species.

While investigating the parasite fauna of wild coho salmon. Oncorhynchus kisutch (Walbaum, 1792), histological examination provided evidence of a new species of Myxobolus (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) infecting nerves of skeletal muscle. Spores were morphologically similar to those of the intramuscular Myxobolus insidiosus Wyatt and Pratt, 1963, both having… CONTINUE READING