DAO 113:85-88 (2015)  -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/dao02833

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First microsatellite loci of the myxozoan parasite Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae, the causative agent of proliferative kidney disease (PKD)

Hanna Hartikainen1,2, Dmitry Filippenko3,4, Beth Okamura1, Anti Vasemägi3,5,*

1Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK
2ETH and Eawag, Institute for Integrative Biology, Ueberlandstrasse 133, 8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland
3Division of Genetics and Physiology, Department of Biology, University of Turku, 20014 Turku, Finland
4Kaliningrad Regional Center for Environment and Tourism, 236006 Kaliningrad, Russian Federation
5Department of Aquaculture, Estonian University of Life Sciences, 51014 Tartu, Estonia
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ABSTRACT: Proliferative kidney disease (PKD) caused by the myxozoan parasite Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae is a severe parasitic disease of salmonid fish. Estimates of genetic variation in parasite populations across Europe are currently lacking. We developed the first polymorphic microsatellite markers for T. bryosalmonae using Illumina MiSeq sequence data derived from genomic DNA. Twelve polymorphic loci were identified from 24 tested loci. Allelic variation was low at most loci, ranging from 2 to 6 (average 3.0). The markers developed here are expected to be useful in future genetic studies of T. bryosalmonae, aimed at further understanding the dispersal of the parasite, host-parasite relationships and the epidemiology of PKD.


KEY WORDS: Fish disease · Brown trout · Parasite · Population genetics · Host-parasite relationship


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Cite this article as: Hartikainen H, Filippenko D, Okamura B, Vasemägi A (2015) First microsatellite loci of the myxozoan parasite Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae, the causative agent of proliferative kidney disease (PKD). Dis Aquat Org 113:85-88. https://doi.org/10.3354/dao02833

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