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Morphology and Phylogeny of Calyptospora paranaidji n. sp. (Eimeriorina: Calyptosporidae), an Apicomplexan Parasite of the Hepatic Tissue of Cichla piquiti Kullander & Ferreira, 2006, From a Reservoir in the Brazilian Amazon Region.

Authors
  • da Silva, Marcelo F1, 2
  • da Silva, Diehgo T1
  • Giese, Elane G3
  • Hamoy, Igor G4
  • Matos, Edilson R1, 5
  • 1 Postgraduate Program in Biology of Infectious and Parasitic Agents, Federal University of Pará - PPgBAIP/UFPA, ICB, Rua Augusto Corrêa, 1, Guamá, Belém, CEP 66075-110, Pará, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 2 State University of the Tocantina Region of Maranhão - UEMASUL, Rua Godofredo Viana 1300, Centro, Imperatriz, CEP 65901-480, Maranhão, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 3 Laboratory of Ultrastructure, Federal Rural University of the Amazon - LU/UFRA, Avenida Presidente Tancredo Neves, n° 2501, Terra Firme, Belém, CEP 66.077-830, Pará, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 4 Laboratory of Applied Genetics, Federal Rural University of Amazonia - LGA/UFRA, Avenida Presidente Tancredo Neves, n° 2501, Terra Firme, Belém, CEP 66.077-830, Pará, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 5 Research Laboratory Carlos Azevedo, Federal Rural University of the Amazon - LPCA/UFRA, Avenida Presidente Tancredo Neves, n° 2501, Terra Firme, Belém, CEP 66.077-830, Pará, Brazil. , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2019
Volume
66
Issue
4
Pages
608–616
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jeu.12707
PMID: 30548108
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The coccidians of the family Calyptosporidae are parasites of the tissue and organs of fish and aquatic invertebrates, in particular in the tropical region. In contrast with other apicomplexans of the suborder Eimeriorina, the diversity and ecology of the species of the genus Calyptospora have been poorly investigated, resulting in a lacuna that restricts the understanding of the distribution and prevalence of this group of eukaryote microparasites in the Amazon region. In the present study, the integrated comparative analysis of morphological characteristics, histological and structural traits, and the sequences of a fragment of the 18S rRNA gene, provides support for the identification of a new species of Calyptospora, found parasitizing the hepatic tissue of the piscivorous blue peacock bass, Cichla piquiti, captured in the reservoir of the Estreito hydroelectric dam on the middle Tocantins River in northern Brazil. This new species was named Calyptospora paranaidji n. sp. © 2018 International Society of Protistologists.

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