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An ultrastructural study of Zschokkella leptatherinae (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) from atherinid fish, Leptatherina presbyteroides

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Su, XQ, An ultrastructural study of Zschokkella leptatherinae (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) from atherinid fish, Leptatherina presbyteroides, Acta Protozoologica, 35, (1) pp. 41-48. ISSN 0065-1583 (1996) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

The structure and development of Zschokkella leptatherinae from the hepatic ducts of Leptatherina presbyteroides (Richardson) were studied by transmission electron microscopy. Plasmodia are located in the lumen of hepatic ducts and they are not in close contact with the epithelial cells. The surface of the plasmodium is delimited by a single unit membrane. Numerous microvillous projections extend from the surface of the plasmodium. Pinocytic vesicles are situated beneath the cell membrane. The sporogenesis proceeds with the pansporoblast formation. The sporogonic cell undergoes a series of divisions until ten undifferentiated cells are present within the enveloping cell. Ten cells differentiate and divide into two sporoblasts; each has five cells including two capsulogenic cells, two valvogenic cells and one sporoplasm. Two spores are produced from one pansporoblast at the end of sporogenesis.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Zoology 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)
ID Code:61
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-15
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