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Author Moodie, Elizabeth G. ♦ Jambre, Leo F. ♦ Katz, Margaret E.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2003
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology
Abstract Thelohania montirivulorum sp. nov., a new species of microsporidian parasite, was found in a highland population of the Australian yabby, Cherax destructor. Data are presented on fine ultrastructure, developmental morphology and DNA sequence of the small subunit ribosomal DNA (SSU rDNA) and internal transcribed spacer region. The phylogenetic relationships of T. montrivulorum sp. nov. and other crayfish parasites in the genus Thelohania, based on the SSU rDNA sequence, are investigated. Fine ultrastructure, patterns of sporogony and SSU rDNA sequence similarities indicate T. montirivulorum sp. nov. is congeneric with T. parastaci, a parasite of lowland populations of C. destructor, and with T. contejeani, a parasite of European freshwater crayfish. SSU rDNA data suggests Thelohania species found in crustacean hosts are more closely related to the Vairimorpha/Nosema clade of species from insect and crustacean hosts than to the fire ant parasites, T. solenopsae and Thelohania sp.
ISSN 09320113
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-08-16
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14321955
Journal Parasitology Research
Volume Number 91
Issue Number 3
Page Count 14
Starting Page 215
Ending Page 228


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