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Frequency distribution and host-parasite relationships of Zschokkella leptatherinae (Myxozoa: Myxiidae), a parasite of atherinid fishes

Citation

Su, XQ and White, RWG, Frequency distribution and host-parasite relationships of Zschokkella leptatherinae (Myxozoa: Myxiidae), a parasite of atherinid fishes, Australian Journal of Zoology, 44, (1) pp. 97-106. ISSN 0004-959X (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/ZO9960097

Abstract

The frequency distribution and aspects of host-parasite relationship of the myxosporean Zschokkella leptatherinae Su and White (1995) in the hepatic ducts and gall bladder of two atherinid fishes, Atherinosoma microstoma (Günther) and Leptatherina presbyteroides (Richardson), were studied from January 1990 to June 1992. In both fish species, the distribution of Z. leptatherinae fitted the log-normal model. The prevalence and intensity of infection did not vary seasonally. The infection of the parasite occurred more frequently in larger hosts in both fish species but no relationship existed either between the intensity of parasite infection and the size of fish or between the prevalence of parasite infection and sex of fish.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Su, XQ (Ms Xiao Qun Su)
Author:White, RWG (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:12562
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-22
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