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Triactinomyxons (TAMs) release by Tubificids Collected from the Madison River (Montana)
Entry ID: MSU_17

Abstract: Oligochaetes were collected from six side channels of the Madison River (Montana) and observed for TAM release. This dataset shows the number of the tubificids with morphology similar to T. tubifex that were observed releasing TAMs. Tubificids releasing TAMs were counted as "infected," and the number of infected tubificids was calculated for each collection period and side channel. These data were used in conjunction with density data from benthic cores to determine the density of infected T. tubifex (as described in the paper).
These data suggest that the dynamics of M. cerebralis infections in the Madison River are driven both by the abundance of T. tubifex and the availability of infectious myxospores and that the relative importance of each may vary among the hot spots.

Purpose: These data were collected as part of a larger study that examined the relationships among characteristics of the environment, Tubifex tubifex populations, and rainbow trout whirling disease risk in the Madison River (Montana).

Management applications:

Whirling disease is widespread in the Madison River and the involvement of three organisms suggests no easy management solution. Management ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.99   S: 44.32   E: -111.51   W: -113.82

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-06-24
Stop Date: 2000-06-22
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Krueger, R. C., B. L. Kerans, E. R. Vincent, C. Rasmussen. 2006. Risk of Myxobolus cerebralis infection to rainbow trout in the Madison River, Montana, USA. Ecological Applications, 16(2) 770-783
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-01-23