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Phylogeny of the multivalvulidae (Myxozoa:Myxosporea) based on comparative ribosomal DNA sequence analysis


Whipps, CM and Grossel, GW and Adlard, RD and Yokoyama, H and Bryant, MS and Munday, BL and Kent, ML, Phylogeny of the multivalvulidae (Myxozoa:Myxosporea) based on comparative ribosomal DNA sequence analysis, Journal of Parasitology, 90, (3) pp. 618-622. ISSN 0022-3395 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1645/GE-153R


Fish parasites of the Multivalvulida (Myxozoa, Myxosporea) are widespread and can be associated with mortality or poor flesh quality in their commercially important marine hosts. Traditional classifications divide members of this order into families based on spore valve and polar capsule numbers. Analyses of the small-subunit (SSU) ribosomal DNA (rDNA) sequences from all representative families in the order (Trilosporidae, Kudoidae, Pentacapsulidae, Hexacapsulidae, and Septemcapsulidae) indicate that a revision of the taxonomy and nomenclature is warranted. In our phylogenetic analysis of (SSU and large subunit) rDNA sequences, members of Pentacapsula, Hexacapsula, and Septemcapsula root within a clade of Kudoa species with Unicapsula (Trilosporidae) as an outlier to these genera. Therefore, we propose to synonymize Pentacapsulidae, Hexacapsulidae, and Septemcapsulidae with Kudoidae alter the diagnosis of Kudoidae and Kudoa to accommodate all marine myxozoan parasites having 4 or more shell valves and polar capsules. © American Society of Parasitologists 2004.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fish pests and diseases
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Grossel, GW (Mr Geoffrey Grossel)
UTAS Author:Munday, BL (Dr Barry Munday)
ID Code:30656
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:141
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2005-04-15

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