Title

Histologic study of head cartilage degeneration in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) infected with the parasite Myxobolus cerebralis

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

J. Submicrosc. Cytol. Pathol.

Volume

35

Issue

2

Publication Date

4-1-2003

First Page

111

Last Page

116

Abstract

A light microscopy study of head cartilage tissue in rainbow trout alevins (Oncorhynchus mykiss) infected with the parasite Myxobolus cerebralis showed that, regardless of the presence or absence of whirling disease symptoms such as black tail and whirling swimming due to altered tail and spine morphology, some fish presented large amounts of spores lodged in the head after three months of infection. The spores were located in regions where the cartilage was extensively destroyed.

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