Author(s): Wolf K, Markiw ME, Wolf K, Markiw ME
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Abstract For 80 years the infectivity of salmonid whirling disease has eluded discovery. New findings now show that this myxosporean disease of fish is initiated by what is regarded as an actinosporean produced in a tubificid oligochaete. Experimental results provide evidence that, instead of being considered as representatives of separate classes in the phylum Myxozoa, the myxosporean and actinosporean are alternating life forms of a single organism.
This article was published in Science
and referenced in Biological Systems: Open Access