myxozoan

myxozoan

member of the phylum Myxozoa, a phylum of parasitic protozoa found chiefly in fish, amphibians and reptiles.
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Organisms that were morphologically consistent with myxozoan parasites detected in other frogs in Australia were found predominately within axons and were uncommonly present in vascular endothelial cells (3).
We retrospectively reexamined histologic sections of an endangered booroolong frog (Litoria booroolongensis) that had similar brain lesions and intralesional myxozoan parasites (3).
A BLASTN (4) search of public DNA sequence repositories returned the internal transcribed spacer of the ribosomal DNA of a myxozoan parasite, Cystodiscus axonis (syn.
Little information exists about the pathologic significance of myxozoan parasite in frogs and tadpoles (6).
This salamander was found to be infected with a myxozoan fitting the description of Myxidium serotinum by Kudo & Sprague (1940).
The gall bladder was removed and processed for myxozoans according to methods of McAllister & Trauth (1995).
Proliferative gill disease (PGD) caused by the myxozoan parasite Henneguya ictaluri is one of the most devastating parasitic infections in channel catfish aquaculture.
Typically, myxozoan spores consist of just 6 to 12 cells, not enough for taxonomists to promote these organisms from the kingdom Protista to the status of multicellular animals.
The myxozoan spore, 15 to 18 millimeters in diameter, contains highly differentiated cells: two valve cells that cover four end, or polar capsule, cells, which contain ejectable filaments.
They may look a bit like single-celled organisms such as a euglena or paramecium, but the fish and worm parasites called myxozoans are not protozoans, says Richard D.
A myxozoan has not been reported from the brain of species in the genus Fundulus.
Myxozoans are common metazoan parasites of marine and freshwater fish.