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Fish Disease Diagnosis and Control in the Mediterranean Marine Aquaculture
Lecture notes by Dr. Panos Varvarigos presented at the advanced course for professionals organised by CIHEAM-IAMZ, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (13-24 September 2004).


Examples of endo-parasitic metazoa (Myxosporea) showing strong host specificity (as yet).

Sphaerospora dicentrarchi spores in sea bass. On the left, aggregates of spores in the connective tissue of the gut mucosa. On the right photo, mature spores on the gall bladder epithelium (fresh mounts x400).

Polysporoplasma sparis spores and disporoblasts in the kidney of sea bream (fresh tissue squash x400).

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Author: Dr. Panos Varvarigos
Freelance Veterinarian - Fish Pathologist, Athens, Greece.


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