Morphology, molecular data, and development of zschokkella mugilis (Myxosporea, Bivalvulida) in a polychaete alternate host, nereis diversicolor

Luís F. Rangel, Maria J. Santos, Gábor Cech, C. Székely

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The morphology of Zschokkella mugilis Sitjà-Bobadilla and Alvarez-Pellitero, 1993 (Myxosporea, Bivalvulida) in Nereis diversicolor O. F. Mller, 1776 is described for the first time. The molecular data show that the actinospore has 100% similarity to the myxospore of Z. mugilis. Fully mature actinospores are tri-radiate, the spore body has a small process, and the sporoplasm has 2 inner daughter cells. In the polychaete, the spores of the parasite develop in groups of 8 inside pansporocysts. The schizogony phase takes place in the intestinal epithelium, while gametogony and sporogony occur in the coelom of the polychaete. Observations indicate that mature spores are released only during the polychaete reproductive season. Infection was detected only in the winter and spring. In the Aveiro estuary (Portugal), the overall prevalence of infection of the polychaete was 0.5.%

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-569
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume95
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

Fingerprint

Myxozoa
polychaete
Spores
Polychaeta
spore
spores
Estuaries
Portugal
schizogony
sporogony
Intestinal Mucosa
Infection
Parasites
intestinal mucosa
infection
breeding season
parasite
estuaries
estuary
parasites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Morphology, molecular data, and development of zschokkella mugilis (Myxosporea, Bivalvulida) in a polychaete alternate host, nereis diversicolor. / Rangel, Luís F.; Santos, Maria J.; Cech, Gábor; Székely, C.

In: Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 95, No. 3, 06.2009, p. 561-569.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{305eb69429c64d6482c09e521252692c,
title = "Morphology, molecular data, and development of zschokkella mugilis (Myxosporea, Bivalvulida) in a polychaete alternate host, nereis diversicolor",
abstract = "The morphology of Zschokkella mugilis Sitj{\`a}-Bobadilla and Alvarez-Pellitero, 1993 (Myxosporea, Bivalvulida) in Nereis diversicolor O. F. Mller, 1776 is described for the first time. The molecular data show that the actinospore has 100{\%} similarity to the myxospore of Z. mugilis. Fully mature actinospores are tri-radiate, the spore body has a small process, and the sporoplasm has 2 inner daughter cells. In the polychaete, the spores of the parasite develop in groups of 8 inside pansporocysts. The schizogony phase takes place in the intestinal epithelium, while gametogony and sporogony occur in the coelom of the polychaete. Observations indicate that mature spores are released only during the polychaete reproductive season. Infection was detected only in the winter and spring. In the Aveiro estuary (Portugal), the overall prevalence of infection of the polychaete was 0.5.{\%}",
author = "Rangel, {Lu{\'i}s F.} and Santos, {Maria J.} and G{\'a}bor Cech and C. Sz{\'e}kely",
year = "2009",
month = "6",
doi = "10.1645/GE-1777.1",
language = "English",
volume = "95",
pages = "561--569",
journal = "Journal of Parasitology",
issn = "0022-3395",
publisher = "American Society of Parasitologists",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Morphology, molecular data, and development of zschokkella mugilis (Myxosporea, Bivalvulida) in a polychaete alternate host, nereis diversicolor

AU - Rangel, Luís F.

AU - Santos, Maria J.

AU - Cech, Gábor

AU - Székely, C.

PY - 2009/6

Y1 - 2009/6

N2 - The morphology of Zschokkella mugilis Sitjà-Bobadilla and Alvarez-Pellitero, 1993 (Myxosporea, Bivalvulida) in Nereis diversicolor O. F. Mller, 1776 is described for the first time. The molecular data show that the actinospore has 100% similarity to the myxospore of Z. mugilis. Fully mature actinospores are tri-radiate, the spore body has a small process, and the sporoplasm has 2 inner daughter cells. In the polychaete, the spores of the parasite develop in groups of 8 inside pansporocysts. The schizogony phase takes place in the intestinal epithelium, while gametogony and sporogony occur in the coelom of the polychaete. Observations indicate that mature spores are released only during the polychaete reproductive season. Infection was detected only in the winter and spring. In the Aveiro estuary (Portugal), the overall prevalence of infection of the polychaete was 0.5.%

AB - The morphology of Zschokkella mugilis Sitjà-Bobadilla and Alvarez-Pellitero, 1993 (Myxosporea, Bivalvulida) in Nereis diversicolor O. F. Mller, 1776 is described for the first time. The molecular data show that the actinospore has 100% similarity to the myxospore of Z. mugilis. Fully mature actinospores are tri-radiate, the spore body has a small process, and the sporoplasm has 2 inner daughter cells. In the polychaete, the spores of the parasite develop in groups of 8 inside pansporocysts. The schizogony phase takes place in the intestinal epithelium, while gametogony and sporogony occur in the coelom of the polychaete. Observations indicate that mature spores are released only during the polychaete reproductive season. Infection was detected only in the winter and spring. In the Aveiro estuary (Portugal), the overall prevalence of infection of the polychaete was 0.5.%

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=70350237330&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=70350237330&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1645/GE-1777.1

DO - 10.1645/GE-1777.1

M3 - Article

VL - 95

SP - 561

EP - 569

JO - Journal of Parasitology

JF - Journal of Parasitology

SN - 0022-3395

IS - 3

ER -