Handbook on Myxosporean Parasites of Indian Fishes


Myxosporeans are 'protozoan' parasites belonging to class Myxosporea and phylum Myxozoa according to the recent classification. These parasites are distributed world-wide with around 1200 species, infect skin, gills muscles, kidney, brain and skeletal system of fishes and cause a disease known as myxoporidiosis. This disease is prevalent in fishes of pisciculture ponds in India and many parts of Asia.

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Environmental Sciences

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