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Classification And Identification Of Pfiesteria And Pfiesteria-Like Species, K Steidinger, Patrice Mason, Kimberly S. Reece, Lw Haas Jan 2001

Classification And Identification Of Pfiesteria And Pfiesteria-Like Species, K Steidinger, Patrice Mason, Kimberly S. Reece, Lw Haas

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Dinoflagellates can be classified both botanically and zoologically; however, they are typically put in the botanical division Pyrrhophyta. As a group they appear most related to the protistan ciliates and apicomplexans at the ultrastructure level. Within the Pyrrhophyta are both unarmored and armored forms of the dominant, motile flagellated stage. Unarmored dinoflagellates do not have thecal or wall plates arranged in specific series, whereas armored species have plates that vary in thickness but are specific in number and arrangement. In armored dinoflagellates, the plate pattern and tabulation is a diagnostic character at the family, subfamily, and even genus levels. In ...


Osmotic Tolerance And Volume Regulation In In Vitro Cultures Of The Oyster Pathogen Perkinsus Marinus, Cl O'Farrell, Jf La Peyre, Kt Paynter, Em Burreson Jan 2000

Osmotic Tolerance And Volume Regulation In In Vitro Cultures Of The Oyster Pathogen Perkinsus Marinus, Cl O'Farrell, Jf La Peyre, Kt Paynter, Em Burreson

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Growth rate. cell size, osmotic tolerance, and volume regulation were examined in cells of Perkinsus marinus cultured in media of osmolalities ranging from 168 to 737 mOsm (6.5-27.0 ppt). Cells cultured at the low osmolalities of 168 and 256 mOsm (6.5 and 9.7 ppt) began log phase growth 4 days postsubculture, whereas cells cultured at the higher osmolalities 341, 433, and 737 mOsm (12.7. 16.0, and 27.0 ppt) began log phase growth 2 days postsubculture. During log phase growth, cells from the higher osmolalities 341, 433, and 737 mOsm had shorter doubling times ...


Histopathology Of The Thymus Of Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus Kisutch Experimentally Infected With Renibacterium Salmoninarum, E Flano, Sl Kaattari, B Razquin, Aj Villena Jul 1996

Histopathology Of The Thymus Of Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus Kisutch Experimentally Infected With Renibacterium Salmoninarum, E Flano, Sl Kaattari, B Razquin, Aj Villena

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We report on the histopathological changes occurring in the thymus of coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch experimentally infected with Renibacterium salmoninarum. Coho salmon were intraperitoneally infected, and the thymi were collected weekly from 1 to 7 wk post-infection, and processed for ultrastructural study. The thymus appeared to be infected only in fish collected at 6 and 7 wk post-infection. The first stage of the infection was characterized by the presence of a low number of bacteria scattered in the connective tissue of the capsule. Further progression of the thymic infection was characterized by the rupture of the capsular-thymic barrier, and by ...