TitleInnate susceptibility differences in chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha to Loma salmonae (Microsporidia).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsShaw, RW, Kent, ML, Adamson, ML
JournalDis Aquat Organ
Date Published2000 Oct 25
KeywordsAnimals, Aquaculture, Disease Susceptibility, Fish Diseases, Gills, Histocytochemistry, Microsporidia, Microsporidiosis, Northwestern United States, Prevalence, Salmon

Loma salmonae (Putz, Hoffman and Dunbar, 1965) Morrison & Sprague, 1981 (Microsporidia) is an important gill pathogen of Pacific salmon Oncorhynchus spp. in the Pacific Northwest. Three strains of chinook salmon O. tshawytscha were infected in 2 trials with L. salmonae by feeding of macerated infected gill tissue or per os as a gill tissue slurry. Intensity of infection was significantly higher in the Northern stream (NS) strain as compared to the Southern coastal (SC) and a hybrid (H) strain derived from these 2 strains. Both wet mount and histological enumeration of intensity of infection demonstrated strain differences. Survival in the NS strain was significantly lower than the other strains. The NS strain may represent a naive strain and be less able to mount an effective immune response against the parasite.

Alternate JournalDis Aquat Organ
PubMed ID11129380