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Trends Microbiol. 1998 Jan;6(1):19-23.

Origins of microsporidia.

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Plant Cell Biology Research Centre, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia.

Abstract

Microsporidia are obligate intracellular parasites that infect a wide range of eukaryotes, causing severe diseases in immunocompromised humans and losses to apiaries, fisheries and silk farms. They have often been considered to be primitive eukaryotes; however, more recent evidence suggests they are more closely related to fungi.

PMID:
9481819
DOI:
10.1016/S0966-842X(97)01185-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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