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- Sho Shirakashi; Yoshiki Kishimoto; Ryuhei Kinami; Hiromitsu Katano; Katsuya Ishimaru; Osamu Murata; Naoki Itoh; Kazuo Ogawa
- Parasitology international 2012 v.61 no.2 pp. 242-249
- Cardicola; Opisthorchis; Thunnus orientalis; arteries; blood; blood flukes; correlation; eggs; encapsulation; fibroblasts; gills; histopathology; internal transcribed spacers; mortality; parasitology; risk; sodium hydroxide; tuna; Japan
- ... Infestations of blood flukes of the genus Cardicola have been observed in juvenile Pacific bluefin tuna (PBT) cultured in Japan. Infected fish harbor large numbers of parasite eggs in their gills. Although the link between blood fluke infection and juvenile mortality is not clear, accumulation of parasite eggs appears to be pathogenic to the fish. We investigated the origins, general morphology/di ...