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Distribution of Tubifex tubifex Lineages and Myxobolus cerebralis Infection in the Tailwater of the San Juan River, New Mexico

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Colleen A Caldwell, and Robert J DuBey, Distribution of Tubifex tubifex Lineages and Myxobolus cerebralis Infection in the Tailwater of the San Juan River, New Mexico: .

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We chose a hypolimnetic-release tailwater of the San Juan River, New Mexico, to characterize the etiology of whirling disease, a parasitic infection of salmonids. We sampled a 2-km reach of the tailwater in August and December 2001 and June 2002 to characterize environmental factors influencing the distribution and density of Tubifex tubifex lineages and Myxobolus cerebralis infection rates. Shortly after the scouring flow, organic matter in sediments and T. tubifex densities increased within deep habitats. In contrast, no differences were observed in T. tubifex densities and organic matter collected from shallow habitats throughout the three sampling dates. Within this study area, we found three sympatric lineages of T. tubifex (lineages [...]

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