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Ultrastructural and molecular characterization of Glugea serranus, a microsporidian parasite infecting the blacktail comber

Microsporidians ( phylum Microsporidia Balbiani, 1882 ) are unicellular organisms that develop as obligatory intracellular parasites in different animal hosts, particularly in arthropods and fish. To date, about 187 genera have been described, 21 of which parasitize

From parasitic microfungi towards the origins of Microsporidia

Microsporidia are unicellular eukaryotic parasites, infecting virtually all animals including humans. They are characterized by peculiar morphological and genetic features, which are the result of their extreme adaptation to the intracellular lifestyle. Interestingly, the infection apparatus in