Table 3.1List of parasites mentioned in this book

Parasite(Taxon)Recorded hostsInfected tissue or site of infectionTransmission
Pasteuria ramosa (Bacteria)D. magna, D. pulex, D. longispina, other CladoceraBlood, extracellularHorizontal, from dead host
White Fat Cell Disease (Bacteria) D. magna, D. pulex, D. longispina Fat body, intracellularHorizontal, from dead host
Spirobacillus cienkowskii (Bacteria)Many Daphnia speciesBlood, extracellularHorizontal, from dead host
Aphanomyces daphniae (Fungi) D. hyalina, D. pulex Body cavity, extracellularHorizontal, from dead host
Metschnikowia bicuspidata (Fungi) D. magna, D. pulex, D. longispina Body cavity, extracellularHorizontal, from dead host
Flabelliforma magnivora (Microsporidia) D. magna Fat body, ovaries, intracellularVertical
Octosporea bayeri (Microsporidia) D. magna Fat body, ovaries, intracellularVertical and horizontal, from dead host
Gurleya vavrai (Microsporidia) D. pulex, D. longispina Carapace, intracellular?
Glugoides intestinalis (formerly Pleistophora i.) (Microsporidia) D. magna, D. pulex Gut wall, intracellularHorizontal, from living host
Ordospora colligata (Microsporidia) D. magna Gut wall, intracellularHorizontal, from living host
Larssonia obtusa (= L. daphniae) (Microsporidia) D. magna, D. pulex, D. longispina Fat body, intracellular?
Pansporella perplexa (Amoeba) D. magna, D. pulex, D. longispina, D. hyalina, D. obtusa Gut wall, extracellularHorizontal, from living host
Caullerya mesnili (unknown) D. pulex, D. longispina, D. magna, D. galeata, D. obtusa, Daphnia hybrids Gut wall, intracellularHorizontal, from living host
Echinuria uncinata (Nematoda) D. pulex, D. magna, D. obtusa, other Cladocera Body cavity, extracellularHorizontal, to second host
Cysticercus mirabilis (Cestoda) D. magna Body cavity, extracellularHorizontal, to second host (?)

From: Chapter 3, Some Parasites of Daphnia

Cover of Ecology, Epidemiology, and Evolution of Parasitism in Daphnia
Ecology, Epidemiology, and Evolution of Parasitism in Daphnia [Internet].
Ebert D.
Copyright © 2005, Dieter Ebert.

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