Myxozoan life cycles: Practical approaches and insights

Edit Eszterbauer, Stephen Atkinson, Arik Diamant, David Morris, Mansour El-Matbouli Mansour, Hanna Hartikainen

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This chapter summarises the collective knowledge of myxozoan life cycles gained through experimental studies and observations. We review myxozoan life cycles, factors that influence parasite development and the conditions required for laboratory maintenance of invertebrate hosts. Unusual modes of transmission, including fish-to-fish and vertical transmission in invertebrate hosts are highlighted. We close by summarizing attempts to propagate myxozoans in vitro.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMyxozoan Evolution, Ecology and Development
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783319147536
ISBN (Print)9783319147529
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Environmental factors
  • Fish-to-fish transmission
  • In vitro cultivation
  • Invertebrate host
  • Laboratory culturing
  • Susceptibility
  • Vertical transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Medicine
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Environmental Science


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