Dr. Florian Reyda has article published

Dr. Florian Reyda, Associate Professor and Researcher, Biology Department and Biological Field Station, recently published an article entitled, “Histopathology of Catostomus commersoni (White sucker) infected with the acanthocephalan Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli ” It was published in the October issue of the Journal of Parasitology.

In the article, Reyda and two coauthors, Nathan Heller, a recent graduate from SUNY Oneonta, and his father Arthur Heller, M.D., document the pathology (damage) caused by acanthocephalans (thorny-headed worms) to a type of fish, the white sucker. They used histological sectioning to demonstrate a relatively unusual phenomenon termed hyaline degeneration—essentially dissolved host tissue—around the parasite points of attachment to the fish intestine. This work contributes to knowledge in the area of fish parasite pathology, and provided an important experience for the student, who is now in medical school.