Morphological characterization and notes on the life cycle of a newly discovered variant of Loma salmonae (Putz, Hoffman & Dunbar) from a natural infection of chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Walbaum).

@article{Lovy2004MorphologicalCA,
  title={Morphological characterization and notes on the life cycle of a newly discovered variant of Loma salmonae (Putz, Hoffman & Dunbar) from a natural infection of chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Walbaum).},
  author={Jan Lovy and Dorota W. Wadowska and Glenda M. Wright and David John Speare},
  journal={Journal of fish diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={27 10},
  pages={
          609-16
        }
}
Two variants of Loma salmonae occur in net-pen reared chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. The typical variant (OA) has a host specificity for salmonids of the genus Oncorhynchus whereas the atypical variant (SV) has a host specificity for brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, and in this study, the ultrastructure of the two are compared. In fish at 8 weeks post-exposure xenomas of the SV variant have a very high proportion of mature spores compared with other developmental stages, while in… CONTINUE READING
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