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Description of the Microsporidian Parasite, Heterosporis sutherlandae n. sp., Infecting Fish in the Great Lakes Region, USA.

Phelps NB, Mor SK, Armién AG, Pelican KM, Goyal SM - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: A unique species of Heterosporis was identified, demonstrating less than 96% sequence identity to other published Heterosporis sp. on the basis of partial rRNA gene sequence analysis.Heterosporis sutherlandae n. sp. (formerly Heterosporis sp.) was identified in yellow perch (Perca flavescens), northern pike (Esox lucius) and walleye (Sander vitreus) from inland lakes in Minnesota and Wisconsin.Previous research suggests this species may be even more widespread in the Great Lakes region and should be reexamined using molecular techniques to better understand the distribution of this novel species.

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Affiliation: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1333 Gortner Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55108, United States of America; Veterinary Population Medicine Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1365 Gortner Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55108, United States of America.

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Heterosporosis is an increasingly important microsporidian disease worldwide, impacting wild and farmed raised fishes in both marine and freshwater environments. A previously undescribed species (Heterosporis sp.), with widespread distribution in the Great Lakes region, was the subject of this study. Three angler-caught fish were submitted to the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory from 2009-2010 with lesions caused by intracellular proliferation of parasitic spores, resulting in destruction and eventual widespread necrosis of the host skeletal muscles. Mature ovoid (5.8 x 3.5 μm) spores of a microsporidian parasite, consistent with the genus Heterosporis, were observed by light and electron microscopy. Molecular identification was performed using primer walking to obtain a near-complete rRNA gene sequence (~3,600 bp). A unique species of Heterosporis was identified, demonstrating less than 96% sequence identity to other published Heterosporis sp. on the basis of partial rRNA gene sequence analysis. Heterosporis sutherlandae n. sp. (formerly Heterosporis sp.) was identified in yellow perch (Perca flavescens), northern pike (Esox lucius) and walleye (Sander vitreus) from inland lakes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Previous research suggests this species may be even more widespread in the Great Lakes region and should be reexamined using molecular techniques to better understand the distribution of this novel species.

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Phylogenetic analysis based on the 3,646bp nearly complete ribosomal RNA gene of Heterosporis sp., corresponding to nucleotide positions 170 to 3,815 of reference sequence AF387331.The Maximum Likelihood phylogenetic tree was constructed using the General Time Reversible (GTR) model of nucleotide substitution (4 gamma categories) with 1,000 bootstrap replicates.
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pone.0132027.g005: Phylogenetic analysis based on the 3,646bp nearly complete ribosomal RNA gene of Heterosporis sp., corresponding to nucleotide positions 170 to 3,815 of reference sequence AF387331.The Maximum Likelihood phylogenetic tree was constructed using the General Time Reversible (GTR) model of nucleotide substitution (4 gamma categories) with 1,000 bootstrap replicates.

Mentions: The tree topology was the same with both nucleotide substitution models; here we describe phylogenetic trees constructed by the GTR+G model. Phylogenetic analysis was based on a 3,646bp segment of the rRNA gene, corresponding to nucleotide positions 170 to 3,815 of the related species, H. anguillarum (AF387331). Based on the phylogenetic analysis, Heterosporis sp. sequences grouped together in one clade with 99.6%–100% sequence identity with each other, and 97.0%-97.5% sequence identity with H. anguillarum forming a separate clade (Fig 5). The insertion of nucleotides in each segment of the rRNA gene (SSU, ITS and LSU), along with nucleotide changes, accounted for the variation between Heterosporis sp. and other Heterosporis species (S1 Fig).


Description of the Microsporidian Parasite, Heterosporis sutherlandae n. sp., Infecting Fish in the Great Lakes Region, USA.

Phelps NB, Mor SK, Armién AG, Pelican KM, Goyal SM - PLoS ONE (2015)

Phylogenetic analysis based on the 3,646bp nearly complete ribosomal RNA gene of Heterosporis sp., corresponding to nucleotide positions 170 to 3,815 of reference sequence AF387331.The Maximum Likelihood phylogenetic tree was constructed using the General Time Reversible (GTR) model of nucleotide substitution (4 gamma categories) with 1,000 bootstrap replicates.
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pone.0132027.g005: Phylogenetic analysis based on the 3,646bp nearly complete ribosomal RNA gene of Heterosporis sp., corresponding to nucleotide positions 170 to 3,815 of reference sequence AF387331.The Maximum Likelihood phylogenetic tree was constructed using the General Time Reversible (GTR) model of nucleotide substitution (4 gamma categories) with 1,000 bootstrap replicates.
Mentions: The tree topology was the same with both nucleotide substitution models; here we describe phylogenetic trees constructed by the GTR+G model. Phylogenetic analysis was based on a 3,646bp segment of the rRNA gene, corresponding to nucleotide positions 170 to 3,815 of the related species, H. anguillarum (AF387331). Based on the phylogenetic analysis, Heterosporis sp. sequences grouped together in one clade with 99.6%–100% sequence identity with each other, and 97.0%-97.5% sequence identity with H. anguillarum forming a separate clade (Fig 5). The insertion of nucleotides in each segment of the rRNA gene (SSU, ITS and LSU), along with nucleotide changes, accounted for the variation between Heterosporis sp. and other Heterosporis species (S1 Fig).

Bottom Line: A unique species of Heterosporis was identified, demonstrating less than 96% sequence identity to other published Heterosporis sp. on the basis of partial rRNA gene sequence analysis.Heterosporis sutherlandae n. sp. (formerly Heterosporis sp.) was identified in yellow perch (Perca flavescens), northern pike (Esox lucius) and walleye (Sander vitreus) from inland lakes in Minnesota and Wisconsin.Previous research suggests this species may be even more widespread in the Great Lakes region and should be reexamined using molecular techniques to better understand the distribution of this novel species.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1333 Gortner Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55108, United States of America; Veterinary Population Medicine Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1365 Gortner Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55108, United States of America.

ABSTRACT
Heterosporosis is an increasingly important microsporidian disease worldwide, impacting wild and farmed raised fishes in both marine and freshwater environments. A previously undescribed species (Heterosporis sp.), with widespread distribution in the Great Lakes region, was the subject of this study. Three angler-caught fish were submitted to the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory from 2009-2010 with lesions caused by intracellular proliferation of parasitic spores, resulting in destruction and eventual widespread necrosis of the host skeletal muscles. Mature ovoid (5.8 x 3.5 μm) spores of a microsporidian parasite, consistent with the genus Heterosporis, were observed by light and electron microscopy. Molecular identification was performed using primer walking to obtain a near-complete rRNA gene sequence (~3,600 bp). A unique species of Heterosporis was identified, demonstrating less than 96% sequence identity to other published Heterosporis sp. on the basis of partial rRNA gene sequence analysis. Heterosporis sutherlandae n. sp. (formerly Heterosporis sp.) was identified in yellow perch (Perca flavescens), northern pike (Esox lucius) and walleye (Sander vitreus) from inland lakes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Previous research suggests this species may be even more widespread in the Great Lakes region and should be reexamined using molecular techniques to better understand the distribution of this novel species.

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