Ribosomal DNA identification of Nosema/Vairimorpha in freshwater polychaete, Manayunkia speciosa, from Oregon/California and the Laurentian Great Lakes

Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
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Abstract

We examined Manayunkia speciosa individuals from the Klamath River, Oregon/California and Lake Erie, Michigan, USA for the presence of Microsporidia. We identified microsporidian spores and sequenced their SSU, ITS, and part of the LSU rDNA. Phylogenetic analysis of SSU rDNA indicated spores from both populations belonged to the Nosema/Vairimorpha clade. PCR showed an infection prevalence in Lake Erie M. speciosa of 0.6% (95% CI = 0.5%, 0.7%). This represents the first known example of molecularly characterized Nosema/Vairimorpha isolates infecting a non-arthropod host.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Ribosomal DNA identification of Nosema/Vairimorpha in freshwater polychaete, Manayunkia speciosa, from Oregon/California and the Laurentian Great Lakes
Series title Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
DOI 10.1016/j.jip.2015.09.004
Volume 132
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Publisher location Amsterdam
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description 4 p.
First page 101
Last page 104
Country United States
State California, Michigan, Oregon
Other Geospatial Klamath River, Lake Erie
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