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Ovipleistophora (Microsporidia) is a globally distributed genus of obligate parasites that infect fish, Crustacea, and trematodes. We report on two additional crayfish hosts, Procambarus pictus (Simms Creek, Florida) and Procambarus fallax (Santa Fe River, Florida), that exhibited signs of high-intensity microsporidian infection in the musculature. Sequence data (SSU) for the isolates were 99.79% and 99.97% similar to Ovipleistophora diplostomuri parasitizing Procambarus bivittatus. Additional screening of regional fish species (Lepomis macrochirus) revealed additional microsporidian diversity (Potaspora) but did not include Ovipleistophora. Detecting Clade V isolates in multiple host groups provides further evidence for trophic transmission among Clade V microsporidia. Copyright © 2022 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Cheyenne E Stratton, Paul Moler, Thomas W Allain, Lindsey S Reisinger, Donald C Behringer, Jamie Bojko. The plot thickens: Ovipleistophora diplostomuri infects two additional species of Florida crayfish. Journal of invertebrate pathology. 2022 Jun;191:107766

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