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|Title:||'Thelohania parastaci' sp. nov. (Microspora: Thelohaniidae), a parasite of the Australian freshwater crayfish, 'Cherax destructor' (Decapoda: Parastacidae)||Contributor(s):||Moodie, Elizabeth (author); Le Jambre, Leo Frederick (author); Katz, Margaret Ethel (author)||Publication Date:||2003||DOI:||10.1007/s00436-003-0941-3||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3527||Abstract:||'Thelohania parastaci' sp. nov. infects the Australian freshwater crayfish, 'Cherax destructor'. Data on morphology, developmental patterns and sequences from the small subunit (SSU) and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of the ribosomal DNA (rDNA) of 'T. parastaci' sp. nov. are described. The ultrastructural features of different life cycle stages are very similar to those of the European crayfish parasite 'Thelohania contejeani'. 'T. parastaci' sp. nov. exhibits simultaneous dimorphic sporogony in muscle tissue, within haemocytes in the hepatopancreas, and in the intestinal wall of infected crayfish. 'T. parastaci' sp. nov. shows 92% sequence identity with 'T. contejeani' and only 67% sequence identity with the fire ant pathogen 'T. solenopsae', when SSU rDNA sequences are compared. Analysis of SSU rDNA and ITS sequences of 'T. parastaci' sp. nov. from crayfish from Victoria, Western Australia, and New South Wales indicate that the parasite has a wide geographical distribution in Australia.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Parasitology Research, 91(2), p. 151-165||Publisher:||Springer||Place of Publication:||New York, USA||ISSN:||0932-0113||Field of Research (FOR):||070708 Veterinary Parasitology||Socio-Economic Objective (SEO):||830101 Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 120|
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