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A phylum of the subkingdom Protozoa, characterized by spores of multicellular origin (usually with two or three valves), one to six polar capsules or nematocysts (each with a coiled hollow filament), and a one- to many-nucleated ameboid sporoplasm; parasitic in annelids and other invertebrates (class Actinosporea; subclass Actinomyxa) and in lower vertebrates (class Myxosporea).
[myxo- + G. zōon, animal]
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Members of the phylum Myxozoa Grasse, 1970 mainly infect fish.
Fiala I, Bartosova-Sojkova P, Whipps CM (2015) Classification and Phylogenetics of Myxozoa.
The Myxozoa Grasse, 1970 are a heterogeneous group with approximately 60 genera (KENT et al.
Myxozoa genera: definition and notes on taxonomy, life-cycle terminology and pathogenic species.
Phylogenetic analysis of complete small subunit ribosomal RNA coding region of Myxidium lieberkuehni: evidence that Myxozoa are Metazoa and related to Bilateria.
Prevalência de parasitos do filo Myxozoa em pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) (Osteichthyes: Characidae) em rios do Pantanal Mato-grossense, Brasil.
Within the metazoan assemblage, triploblasts formed a discrete monophyletic unit together with the mesozoa and the Myxozoa.