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J Invertebr Pathol. 2007 Nov;96(3):270-3. Epub 2007 May 29.

The phylogenetic position of Ovavesicula popilliae (Microsporidia) and its relationship to Antonospora and Paranosema based on small subunit rDNA analysis.

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The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, P.O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504, USA.

Abstract

Comparative small subunit rDNA sequence analyses, indicate that Ovavesicula popilliae, a microsporidian parasite of the Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, represents a distant sister group to Paranosema and Antonospora. These three genera represent a second major group (the Nosema/Vairimorpha clade representing the first) of Microsopridia which infect terrestrial insects, suggesting independent origins for both groups. Phylogenetic analyses of Ovavesicula and other Microsporidia having a multi-sporous sporogony reveal that this condition is found in several unrelated taxa implying either that multi-sporous sporogony is the ancestral condition for Microsporidia or that it has multiple origins.

PMID:
17599347
DOI:
10.1016/j.jip.2007.05.008
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