Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Colorado
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Colorado Project

Investigating Whirling Disease Resistant Tubifex Tubifex

May 2003 - December 2007


Participating Agencies

  • Montana State University

Laboratory and Field investigations were undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of using resistant Tubifex tubifex (an obligate host of the whirling disease parasite) to filter the myxospore life-stage of the parasite and to control production of triactinomyxon spores that could otherwise infect susceptible trout.

Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Clapp, Christine. 2009. Investigating competition among Myxobolus cerebralis resistant and susceptible mitochondrial lineages of Tubifex tubifex and the potential for biological control of whirling disease. Master's Thesis. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. May 2009