Christopher M Whipps
Affiliation: Oregon State University
- Molecular systematics support the revival of Mycobacterium salmoniphilum (ex Ross 1960) sp. nov., nom. rev., a species closely related to Mycobacterium chelonaeChristopher M Whipps
Center for Fish Disease Research, Department of Microbiology, 220 Nash Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331 3404, USA
Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:2525-31. 2007..salmoniphilum' as Mycobacterium salmoniphilum (ex Ross 1960) sp. nov., nom. rev., with the type strain SCT (=ATCC 13578T =DSM 43276T)...
- Mycobacterium haemophilum infections of zebrafish (Danio rerio) in research facilitiesChristopher M Whipps
Department of Microbiology, Center for Fish Disease Research, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
FEMS Microbiol Lett 270:21-6. 2007..Zebrafish are already a well-established laboratory animal model for genetics, toxicology and disease, their susceptibility to M. haemophilum may make them useful for the study of this bacterium in the future...
- Myxobolus cerebralis internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS-1) sequences support recent spread of the parasite to North America and within EuropeChristopher M Whipps
Department of Microbiology, Center for Fish Disease Research, 220 Nash Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331 3404, USA
Dis Aquat Organ 60:105-8. 2004..cerebralis in North America is a result of recent introductions followed by dispersal via anthropogenic means, largely through the stocking of infected trout for sport fishing...
- Phylogeography of the cosmopolitan marine parasite Kudoa thyrsites (Myxozoa: Myxosporea)Christopher M Whipps
Center for Fish Disease Research, Department of Microbiology, 220 Nash Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331 3404, USA
J Eukaryot Microbiol 53:364-73. 2006..Our data also indicate that K. histolytica is not a valid species, as it was morphologically and genetically indistinguishable from K. thyrsites...
- Assessing the accuracy of a polymerase chain reaction test for Ichthyophonus hoferi in Yukon River Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytschaChristopher M Whipps
Center for Fish Disease Research, Department of Microbiology, 220 Nash, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331 3804, USA
Dis Aquat Organ 68:141-7. 2006..hoferi. The probability of correctly identifying a negative fish (specificity of the test) was always greater than 94% regardless of the tissue used, infection severity, sampling site or year of collection...
- Kudoa alliaria in flesh of Argentinian hoki Macruronus magellanicus (Gadiformes; Merlucciidae)Christopher M Whipps
Center for Fish Disease Research, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis 97331 3404, USA
Dis Aquat Organ 69:259-63. 2006..Ambiguities in some species descriptions highlight the need for thorough morphological analyses accompanied by molecular comparisons to clarify the species boundaries between Kudoa parasites of Patagonian fishes...
- First report of three Kudoa species from eastern Australia: Kudoa thyrsites from mahi mahi (Coryphaena hippurus), Kudoa amamiensis and Kudoa minithyrsites n. sp. from sweeper (Pempheris ypsilychnus)Christopher M Whipps
Center for Fish Disease Research, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331 3404, USA
J Eukaryot Microbiol 50:215-9. 2003..minithyrsites n. sp. on its fish hosts are unknown, both K. thyrsites and K. amamiensis are associated with flesh quality problems in some cultured species and may be potential threats to an expanding aquaculture industry in Australia...
- Comparison of fixatives and fixation time for PCR detection of Mycobacterium in zebrafish Danio rerio Tracy S Peterson
Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
Dis Aquat Organ 104:113-20. 2013..chelonae- and M. marinum-infected fish, respectively. Fixative type, time in fixative, and mycobacterial species showed no statistical relationship with the efficacy of the PCR test...
- Mycobacteriosis in zebrafish (Danio rerio) research facilitiesMichael L Kent
Center for Fish Disease Research, Department of Microbiology, 220 Nash, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331 3804, USA
Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 138:383-90. 2004..peregrinum) may pose significant health problems in zebrafish research facilities, whereas species and strains that are already recognized as common in fish usually cause limited disease on a population basis in zebrafish...
- Polymerase chain reaction detection of Pseudoloma neurophilia, a common microsporidian of zebrafish (Danio rerio) reared in research laboratoriesChristopher M Whipps
Center for Fish Disease Research, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 45:36-9. 2006..Furthermore, we currently are using this PCR method to investigate the potential role of vertical transmission in the spread of P. neurophilia...
- Molecular and morphological analysis of Myxobolus spp. of salmonid fishes with the description of a new Myxobolus speciesJayde A Ferguson
Center for Fish Disease Research, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
J Parasitol 94:1322-34. 2008..Together, these data show that the Myxobolus sp. from peripheral nerves in the skeletal musculature of coho salmon, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout is a new species, described herein as Myxobolus fryeri n. sp...
- DNA-based identification of a hepatic trematode in an elk calfRobert J Bildfell
Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Magruder Hall, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
J Wildl Dis 43:762-9. 2007..magna. Phylogenetic analysis showed that it is related to, but is an outlier, to the genus Fasciola. Due to the high mortality rate associated with this disease outbreak, the overall significance of trematodiasis in the herd is unclear...
- Recommendations for control of pathogens and infectious diseases in fish research facilitiesMichael L Kent
Center for Fish Disease Research, Department of Microbiology, 220 Nash Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 149:240-8. 2009..Nevertheless, the goal of documenting, detecting, and excluding pathogens in fish is just as important as in mammalian research models...
- Description of a new species of Myxobolus (Myxozoa: myxobolidae) based on morphological and molecular dataYuanjun Zhao
The Key Laboratory of Animal Biology of Chongqing, Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing, China
J Parasitol 94:737-42. 2008..Phylogenetic analyses of the SSU rDNA gene sequence placed this species in a clade composed exclusively of gill parasites, most closely related to Myxobolus longisporus, which also infects the gills of cyprinid fishes in China...
- A new species of Henneguya (Myxozoa) in the big-eyed scad (Selar crumenophthalmus) from HawaiiThierry M Work
U S Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, Honolulu Field Station, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 5 231, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850, USA
J Parasitol 94:524-9. 2008..akule n. sp. is most closely related to other Henneguya species infecting the heart of marine fishes based on ribosomal DNA analysis. This is the first documentation of a myxozoan parasite in marine fishes from Hawaii...
- Detection of Blastocystis from stool samples using real-time PCRMorris Saffold Jones
Clinical Investigation Facility, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA 94535, USA
Parasitol Res 103:551-7. 2008..Because of the ease of use, sensitivity, specificity, and increase in Blastocystis infections in the USA we believe this assay has the potential to be useful as a clinical diagnosis tool of Blastocystis infection...
- Replacement of the preoccupied name Davisia Laird 1953 and description of a new myxozoan species (Myxosporea: Sinuolineidae) from Sebastiscus marmoratus (Cuvier, 1829) in the East China SeaYuanjun Zhao
The Key Laboratory of Animal Biology of Chongqing, Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing 400047, China
J Parasitol 94:269-79. 2008..there was an indication of a demarcated appendage, but in some mature spores, no clear separation was apparent. Our findings suggest that future revision of this genus is warranted, particularly once DNA sequence data become available...
- Ellipsomyxa gobii (Myxozoa: Ceratomyxidae) in the common goby Pomatoschistus microps (Teleostei: Gobiidae) uses Nereis spp. (Annelida: Polychaeta) as invertebrate hostsMarianne Køie
Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, DK 3000 Helsingør, Denmark
Folia Parasitol (Praha) 51:14-8. 2004..gobii from P. microps. Sequences were identical, which further verifies that both forms belong to the same organism. This is the first myxozoan two-host life cycle in the marine environment...
- Kudoa hypoepicardialis n. sp. (Myxozoa: Kudoidae) and associated lesions from the heart of seven perciform fishes in the northern Gulf of MexicoReginald B Blaylock
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, College of Science and Technology, The University of Southern Mississippi, P O Box 7000, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39566 7000, USA
J Parasitol 90:584-93. 2004..and the epicardium was discontinuous and apparently breached by plasmodia in some regions. Cardiac muscle, gill, liver, spleen, intestine, and kidney were normal...
- Multivalvulid myxozoans from eastern Australia: three new species of Kudoa from scombrid and labrid fishes of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, AustraliaRobert D Adlard
Biodiversity Program, Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, Australia
J Parasitol 91:1138-42. 2005..12 (2.04-2.24). All 3 species differ in spore morphology from the 1 previously described myxozoan with 6 polar capsules, Hexacapsula neothunni from yellowfin tuna Neothunnus macropterus, which has since been reassigned to Kudoa...
- Characterization of Kudoa monodactyli n. sp. (Myxosporea: Multivalvulida) from the Muscle of Monodactylus argenteus (Teleostei: Monodactylidae) from Moreton Bay, Queensland, AustraliaNicole L Gunter
School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
J Eukaryot Microbiol 53:374-8. 2006..Phylogenetic analyses also provide evidence that the number of valves per spore in this genus is an imperfect indicator of relatedness...