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Morphology and 18S rDNA sequencing of Henneguya peruviensis n. sp (Cnidaria: Myxosporea), a parasite of the Amazonian ornamental fish Hyphessobrycon loretoensis from Peru: A myxosporean dispersal approach

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Mathews, Patrick D. [1] ; Mertins, Omar [2] ; Pereira, Jose O. L. [3] ; Maia, Antonio A. M. [3] ; Adriano, Edson A. [4, 1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Anim Biol, Ave Bertrand Russel S-N, Cx 6109, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Paulista Sch Med, Dept Biophys, BR-04023062 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Anim Sci & Food Engn, Dept Vet Med, BR-13635900 Pirassununga, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Biol Sci, BR-09972270 Diadema, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Acta Tropica; v. 187, p. 207-213, NOV 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Myxosporean are endoparasitic cnidarians of wide distribution and responsible for important economic losses in fisheries and aquaculture. A new myxosporean species, Henneguya peruviensis n. sp., is herein described as obtained from the gill filaments of Hyphessobrycon loretoensis caught in the Nanay River, Department of Loreto, Peru. The parasite was found in 37 of 45 (82.2%) examined H. loretoensis. The new species was characterized based on morphological features and 18S rDNA gene sequence data. The sequencing of the 18S rDNA gene from the spores of H. peruviensis n. sp. resulted in 1632 nucleotides and this sequence did not match any of the myxozoan available in the GenBank. Phylogenetic analysis showed that H. peruviensis n. sp. closed together with H. leporinicola. Nonetheless, the 18S rDNA sequences of H. peruviensis n. sp. and H. leporinicola have only 82% similarity. This is the first description and molecular study of a Myxozoa parasitizing fish of the genus Hyphessobrycon in the Amazon basin. Given the importance of the ornamental fish industry in translocation of aquatic organisms worldwide, the international movement of myxosporeans in infected fish is discussed in terms of disease outbreaks and the need for preventative action. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/14656-5 - Systematics and host-parasite interaction of myxosporean parasites of ornamental fish from the Amazon Basin
Grantee:Patrick Mathews Delgado
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/23948-5 - Improvement of the polysaccharide chitosan properties for its application in liposomes and giant vesicles
Grantee:Omar Mertins
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/21374-6 - Systematics and host-parasite interaction of parasites of the phylum Myxozoa in fishes economically important in Amazon Basin
Grantee:Edson Aparecido Adriano
Support Opportunities: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants