The myxosporean and actinosporean spores of Myxobolus cerebralis develop through many stages in their respective hosts, salmonid fishes and a tubificid oligochaete. Using a modified, non-radioactive in situ hybridization protocol, the parasite, which exhibits radically different structural forms during its development in each host, could be specifically detected in paraffin-embedded tissues of both fish and oligochaetes. Our study aims to demonstrate the application of the technique for detection of early stages of M. cerebralis in both hosts.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Nov 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Insect Science
- Infectious Diseases