Prevalence of Marteilia spp. in thirteen shellfish species collected from China coast

Marteilia spp. is listed as a notifiable parasite by the Office International des Epizooties (OIE), and cause physiological disorders and eventually death of the shellfish. Little is known about the prevalence of Marteilia spp. in shellfish of China. Therefore we investigated the prevalence of Marteilia spp. in 13 species of shellfish collected in the coastal … Continue reading Prevalence of Marteilia spp. in thirteen shellfish species collected from China coast

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Hyperspora aquatica n.gn., n.sp. (Microsporidia), hyperparasitic in Marteilia cochillia (Paramyxida), is closely related to crustacean-infecting microspordian taxa

The Paramyxida, closely related to haplosporidians, paradinids, and mikrocytids, is an obscure order of parasitic protists within the class Ascetosporea. All characterized ascetosporeans are parasites of invertebrate hosts, including molluscs, crustaceans and polychaetes. Representatives of the genus Marteilia are the best studied paramyxids, largely due to their impact on cultured oyster stocks, and their listing … Continue reading Hyperspora aquatica n.gn., n.sp. (Microsporidia), hyperparasitic in Marteilia cochillia (Paramyxida), is closely related to crustacean-infecting microspordian taxa