Experimental induction of Sphaerospora renicola (Myxosporea) infection in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) by transmission of SB-protozoans
Molnar, K.; Kovacs Gayer, E.
Journal of Applied Ichthyology 2(2): 86-94
This paper confirms in detail the preliminary report in Bull. Eur. Ass. Fish. Path. 4 1984 (4), 14-15 that the protozoa causing swimbladder inflammation in C. carpio are early development stages of S. renicola. Carp inoculated with infected swimbladder tissue developed renal sphaerosporosis. The parasites occurred in the swimbladder for about 2-3 weeks. However, UBO (unidentified blood organisms) of carp did not transform into Sphaerospora.