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Investigating Whirling Disease Resistant Tubifex Tubifex

Christine Clapp indentfying T. tubifex samples at Spring Creek, CO.


May 2003 - December 2007


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.

Research Products and Activities


  • 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. Download  | 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 83

Presentations: 91



Funding Agencies

  • Montana State University


Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  2. Colorado State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute