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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Protozoa of the order Myxosporidia are primarily parasites of fishes, and no major group of fishes is entirely free from infection. Apparently most species of Myxosporidia do not produce serious pathological changes. However, some of the most destructive diseases of fish, such as the "wormy" halibut of the Pacific coast of North America; the "boil" disease of barbel in European waters; and the "twist" disease of salmonoid fish, are caused by myxosporidian infection. These infections are often fatal and sometimes occur in epidemic form. The life history of the myxosporidia has been discussed by Kudo (1920, 1939). The present paper is primarily a report of a survey of myxosporidian parasites which occur in the internal organs of fishes of the Okoboji region.

Publication Date

1943

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

50

Issue

1

First Page

323

Last Page

335

Copyright

© Copyright 1943 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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