Acta Scientific Microbiology

Research ArticleVolume 1 Issue 8

Investigations on Protozoan Infection in Cirrhinus mrigala

Rajendran Rakesh1*, Ekhalak Ansari2 and Kathirvelu Baskar3

1Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India
2Department of Aquatic Biology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, India
3Optimurz Bio and IT Solutions, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author: Rajendran Rakesh, Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India.

Received: June 18, 2018; Published: July 05, 2018

Citation: Rajendran Rakesh., et al. "Investigations on Protozoan Infection in Cirrhinus mrigala”. Acta Scientific Microbiology 1.8 (2018).


  Cirrhinus mrigala is one of the most economically important fish in India, they are cultured in ponds and tanks for commercial uses. During culture period many organisms are affected to C. mrigala, among them microsporidia is one of the protozoans parasite that infested the fish. In present study, mrigal fish were collected from rearing ponds for parasitological, microsporidian examination by gross and histopathology (muscle, gills, brain and tissue). The present study revealed that presence of the microsporidian in C. mrigala fingerlings by wet mount, also histopathological strongly confirmed that the presence of spores in gills, primary and secondary lamellae and intracellularly, endothelial cells. Infected fishes revealed that the hemorrhage, intracellular edema and infiltrations of blood cells. The spores were detected in necrotic region and myoseptal boundaries of fish muscles, also in liver and kidney. Histopathological analysis and wet mount observation indicated the presence of microsporidian in collected fishes.

Keywords: Microsporidia; Cirrhinus mrigala; Poikilothermic Vertebrates

Copyright: © 2018 Rajendran Rakesh., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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