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Analysis of diversity and morphology of mixozoans parasites (Myxozoa) of native fishes from Batalha River, Middle Tietê river, SP, Brazil

Grant number: 15/17916-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2016
Effective date (End): December 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Fishery Resources and Fishery Engineering - Inland Water Fishery Resources
Principal researcher:Rodney Kozlowiski de Azevedo
Grantee:Patricia Mayara Rocha Alves
Home Institution: Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação. Universidade do Sagrado Coração (USC). Bauru , SP, Brazil


Currently the production and consumption of fish has grown considerably in Brazil and worldwide. The Batalha river belongs to the basin of the Middle Tietê, São Paulo state, travels about 167 km and besides being important for 45% water supply of Bauru population, this river has a great biodiversity of fish. Given these facts the studies related to parasites and organisms that can cause disease in fish with high potential for cultivation and marketing, has been of great importance. Among the organisms that cause diseases in fish are the myxosporeans, which can cause serious economic damage, with high mortality ratios. Thus, it is intended in this study to evaluate the biodiversity of myxosporeans parasites of two species of fish - Prochilodus lineatus and Cyphocharax modestus from Batalha river, through morphological and histological studies with great possibilities of description of new species. (AU)

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