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Myxozoa parasites of Pseudoplatystoma corruscans (pintado), Salminus franciscanus (dourado) and Brycon orthotanea (matrinxã) from São Francisco River Basin, MG

Grant number: 11/10738-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2011
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Fishery Resources and Fishery Engineering - Inland Water Fishery Resources
Principal researcher:Edson Aparecido Adriano
Grantee:Juliana Naldoni
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Parasites of the Phylum Myxozoa are cosmopolitan and infect fish in various regions of the world. So far are known about 2,300 species, which infect mainly fishes from natural environment and fish farm, being some species responsible for high mortality rates in many parts of the world. This work proposes to develop study concerning morphological and molecular taxonomy and parasite-host interaction of parasites of the phylum Myxozoa found infecting pintado (Pseudoplatystoma corruscans), dourado (Salminus franciscanus) and matrinxã (Brycon orthotaenia) from the natural environment in the river basin São Francisco, region of Pirapora, MG. The study of parasite-host interaction will be performed by ultrastructural analysis and histopathology. The taxonomic study will be performed by morphological analysis using light microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and sequencing of the 18s rDNA gene.

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Scientific publications (4)
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NALDONI, JULIANA; ZATTI, SUELLEN A.; DA SILVA, MARCIA R. M.; MAIA, ANTONIO A. M.; ADRIANO, EDSON A. Morphological, ultrastructural, and phylogenetic analysis of two novel Myxobolus species (Cnidaria: Myxosporea) parasitizing bryconid fish from Sao Francisco River, Brazil. Parasitology International, v. 71, p. 27-36, AUG 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
ZATTI, SUELLEN A.; NALDONI, JULIANA; SILVA, MARCIA R. M.; MAIA, ANTONIO A. M.; ADRIANO, EDSON A. Morphology, ultrastructure and phylogeny of Myxobolus curimatae n. sp (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) a parasite of Prochilodus costatus (Teleostei: Prochilodontidae) from the Sao Francisco River, Brazil. Parasitology International, v. 64, n. 5, p. 362-368, OCT 2015. Web of Science Citations: 10.
NALDONI, JULIANA; ZATTI, SUELLEN A.; CAPODIFOGLIO, KASSIA R. H.; MILANIN, TIAGO; MAIA, ANTONIO A. M.; SILVA, MARCIA R. M.; ADRIANO, EDSON A. Host-parasite and phylogenetic relationships of Myxobolus filamentum sp n. (Myxozoa: Myxosporea), a parasite of Brycon orthotaenia (Characiformes: Bryconidae) in Brazil. FOLIA PARASITOLOGICA, v. 62, FEB 9 2015. Web of Science Citations: 18.
NALDONI, JULIANA; MAIA, ANTONIO A. M.; DA SILVA, MARCIA R. M.; ADRIANO, EDSON A. Henneguya cuniculator sp nov., a parasite of spotted sorubim Pseudoplatystoma corruscans in the Sao Francisco Basin, Brazil. DISEASES OF AQUATIC ORGANISMS, v. 107, n. 3, p. 211-221, JAN 16 2014. Web of Science Citations: 19.

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