Toxoplasma gondii does not persist in goldfish (Carassius auratus).

  title={Toxoplasma gondii does not persist in goldfish (Carassius auratus).},
  author={Yoshitaka Omata and Yusuke Umeshita and Takehiro Murao and Rika Kano and Haruo Kamiya and Akimasa Kudo and Yuko Masukata and Yoshiyasu Kobayashi and Ryuichiro Maeda and Atsushi Saito and Koichi Murata},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  volume={91 6},
Recent reports of toxoplasmosis in marine mammals raise concern that cold-blooded marine animals are a potential source of Toxoplasma gondii infection. To examine the transmissibility of T. gondii to fish, we observed the development of T. gondii tachyzoites inoculated into oviduct epithelial cells of goldfish (Carassius auratus) microscopically in vitro. Further, the survival period of tachyzoites inoculated into goldfish muscle was bioassayed in mice and through PCR analysis. In cell cultures… CONTINUE READING