X-cell disease in common dab (Limanda limanda L.) caused by Xcellia lamelliphila (Perkinsea)
reportposted on 2017-10-23, 00:00 authored by Stephen W. Feist, David Bass
Historically, this condition in dab has been known as ‘X-cell disease’ for several decades, the nature of the cells associated with the disease was unknown. It has now been established that the aetiological agent is closely related to Perkinsids. Morphologically similar X - cells have been reported in epidermal lesions in flatfish from North America and Japan as well as causing pseudobranchial growths (originally referred to as ‘tu-mours’) in gadoids, which comprise of parasitic cells in a connective tissue stroma.
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