5 new parasite species discovered in the Siraz fish


5 faculty members from OMU Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Faculty of Arts and Sciences conducted studies on parasite species in 26 streams, lakes and ponds in Samsun.

Supported by TÜBİTAK and managed by Assoc. Dr. In the research conducted by Gökmen Zafer Pekmezci, Prof. Dr. Savaş Yılmaz, Prof. Dr. Nazmi Polat, Assoc. Dr. Banu Yardimci and Assoc. Dr. Cenk Soner Bölükbaş took part.

As a result of the research, 5 new parasite species were discovered in the siraz fish from the carp family.

Assoc. Dr. Pekmezci told reporters that the discovery of new parasite species contributed to OMÜ’s recognition in the world.

Pekmezci emphasized that 5 new parasite species were discovered with the TÜBİTAK project concluded in the scientific name “Capoeta tinca” in fresh water resources in Samsun, “The records of the parasite species discovered are in Diseases of Aquatic Organism, a prestigious research journal in the field of veterinary medicine and aquaculture. It was shared with the scientific world with the article published in December 2020. ” said.

Stating that the discoveries started in the university’s pond, Pekmezci said, “Siraz is an endemic fish species from the carp family, living in fresh waters in the Black Sea Region. A new parasite species belonging to the myxozoa group was first discovered in the university pond in 2014. Anatolicus’. Then again, the discovery of 4 more parasite species from the myxozoa group was achieved. ” he spoke.

Pekmezci stated that a new parasite species has also been discovered in the Karaburun fish specific to the Black Sea Region and said, “We will also share our discovery from the myxozoa group in the fish species ‘Chondrostoma Angorense’, which is endemic to the Black Sea Region, with the scientific world. We will continue to provide to be among research universities in Turkey. ” used the expression.

Prof. Dr. Polat said that one of the parasite species discovered was named ‘Samsunensis’ to honor the name of Samsun, where the first spark of the War of Independence was fired, and that it was recorded in the scientific world as ‘Myxobolus Samsunensis’.

Polat stated that other parasite species that were discovered were named by displaying the example of ahde fidelity, Polat said:

“The species is attributed to two scientists who have worked in directing Assoc. The species name ‘Cakmaki’ was given to honor the name of Prof. Dr. Ayşe Çakmak, Faculty Member of the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The name of its species was given as ‘Ekingeni’ and registered as ‘Myxobolus Ekingeni’ in honor of the name of my Ph.D. professor, Mersin University, retired Prof. Dr. Gürkan Ekingen. “