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New data on Myxobolus imparfinis (Cnidaria, Myxosporea): host, distribution, and ultrastructural morphology

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Franceschini, Lidiane [1] ; Mirandola Dias Vieira, Diego Henrique [1] ; Zago, Aline Cristina [1] ; Azevedo, Rodney Kozlowiski [2] ; Abdallah, Vanessa Doro [2] ; da Silva, Reinaldo Jose [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ Unesp, Dept Parasitol, Inst Biosci, Campus Botucatu, BR-18618689 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] Ctr Univ CESMAC, Environm Syst Anal, Maceio, Alagoas - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Parasitology Research; v. 118, n. 6, p. 1967-1973, JUN 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

A mass of free myxozoan spores was found in the gill filaments of specimens of Cetopsorhamdia iheringi Schubart and Gomes, 1959, popularly known as three-barbeled catfishes (Heptapteridae, Siluriformes) collected in streams of the Middle Paranapanema River, Upper Parana River basin, in the state of SAo Paulo, Brazil. Morphological and molecular analysis identified the spores as Myxobolus imparfinis Vieira, Tagliavini, Abdallah and Azevedo, 2018. The ultrastructural morphology of this parasite is described here for the first time. Differences were observed in the number of coils of the polar filament as well as some organelles not previously described for this species. Asynchronous development was also observed, with the presence of both mature and immature spores. This is the first report of a myxozoan parasitizing C. iheringi and the first geographical record of myxozoan parasites in streams of the Middle Paranapanema River. The new data improve the original description of the species and add to the knowledge of host-parasite interactions and distribution. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/24901-2 - Phylogeny and taxonomy of myxozoans parasites of fish from inland rivers in the State of São Paulo
Grantee:Diego Henrique Mirandola Dias Vieira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/07829-9 - Biodiversity of parasites of Characiformes fishes (Teleostei) from streams of the Middle Paranapanema River Basin, Southeast Brazil
Grantee:Aline Cristina Zago
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate