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Author Al Qahtani, Hussain A. ♦ Mansour, Lamjed ♦ Al Quraishy, Saleh ♦ Abdel Baki, Abdel Azeem S.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Ceratomyxa arabica ♦ Acanthopagrus bifasciatus ♦ Myxozoa ♦ Medical Microbiology ♦ Microbiology ♦ Immunology
Abstract A new myxozoan species was recovered from the gallbladder of Acanthopagrus bifasciatus from the Arabian Gulf in Saudi Arabia. The overall prevalence of infection was 28.6 % (32/112), with the highest prevalence 42.9 % (12/28) in winter and 10.7 % (3/28) as the lowest in autumn. The new species is described using its morphological characteristics and small subunit (SSU) rDNA. Spores of Ceratomyxa arabica n. sp. are stubby-shaped with unequal shell valves, 8 (7–9) μm in length × 12 (10–14) μm in thickness. Polar capsules are sub-spherical, unequal, 3 (2.5–3.5) × 2 (1.5–2.5) μm. The polar filament has three turns and is slightly slanted towards the longitudinal axis of the capsules. The small subunit rDNA (SSU rDNA) sequence confirms that the present species is a member of the genus Ceratomyxa, being most closely related to Ceratomyxa cardinalis with a sequence similarity of 97.77 %.
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 2014-11-05
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14321955
Journal Parasitology Research
Volume Number 114
Issue Number 2
Page Count 7
Starting Page 465
Ending Page 471


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