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Phylogenetic analysis and characterization of a new parasitic cnidarian (Myxosporea: Myxobolidae) parasitizing skin of the giant mottled eel from the Solomon Islands

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Mathews, Patrick D. [1, 2] ; Bonillo, Celine [2] ; Rabet, Nicolas [2] ; Lord, Clara [2] ; Causse, Romain [2] ; Keith, Philippe [2] ; Audebert, Fabienne [2]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biosci, Dept Zool, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Sorbonne Univ, Unite Biol Organismes & Ecosyst Aquat BOREA, Museum Natl Hist Nat, CNRS, IRD, UCN, UA, CP 26, 43 Rue Cuvier, F-75005 Paris - France
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 1

Myxosporeans are microscopic cnidarians associated with severe diseases in aquaculture and wild fish populations. This group of parasitic cnidarians thus warrants close attention concerning its potential impact on susceptible fish stocks. At present, little is known about this group of parasites infecting anguillid eels. From myxospore specimens collected from a freshwater eel (Anguilla marmorata) in the Solomon Islands, we describe a new species belonging to the genus Myxobolus based on an integrative taxonomic analysis of morphological, biological traits and molecular data. Furthermore, we determined the phylogenetic position and relationships of this species among other platysporine myxosporeans. Molecular phylogenetic assessment of small subunit ribosomal DNA showed that the species clusters together with Myxobolus portucalensis and Echinactinomyxon type 5 center dot Ozer, Wootten and Shinn, 2002, in a well-supported subclade. This is the first report of a myxosporean parasite infecting fish from the Solomon Islands. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/13147-6 - Studies of the differential expressed immune genes in organs of ornamental fish in response to myxosporeans infection
Grantee:Patrick Mathews Delgado
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 18/20482-3 - Diversity of microscopic cnidarians from the Amazon Basin with emphasis on phylogeny, systematic and interaction with their hosts
Grantee:Patrick Mathews Delgado
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate