Microsporida


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Mi·cro·spor·i·da

(mī-krō-spō'ri-dă),
An order of the protozoan class Microsporea and phylum Microspora, characterized by minute spores with a single long, coiled, tubular filament enclosing the infective cell or sporoplasm. They are typically parasites of invertebrates and lower vertebrates, although fish and higher vertebrates (including humans) have been infected. The order includes genera such as Encephalitozoon and Nosema.

Microsporida

A type of parasitic protozoa.
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Distribution of Thelohania solenopsae (Microsporida: Thelohaniidae) infecting red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Texas.
In 2014, a project was initiated to introduce the following fire ant biological control agents into the Valley: 2 species of decapitating phorid flies, Pseudacteon curvatus Borgmeier and Pseudacteon obtusus Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae); Solenopsis invicta virus 3 (Picornavirales: Solinviviridae) (SINV-3); and the microsporidian pathogen Kneallhazia solenopsae Knell, Allan, & Hazard (Microsporida: Thelohaniidae).
We introduced and established the fire ant decapitating phorid flies, Pseudacteon curvatus Borgmeier and Pseudacteon obtusus Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae); Solenopsis invicta virus 3 (Picornavirales: Solinviviridae) (SINV-3); and the microsporidian fire ant pathogen Kneallhazia solenopsae Knell, Allan, & Hazard (Microsporida: Thelohaniidae) for the biological control of fire ants in this region of California.
(Microsporida: Enterocytozoonidae), a parasite of the black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Decapoda: Penaeidae): Fine structure and phylogenetic relationships.
(Cnidospora, Microsporida) a pathogen in a laboratory colony of Anopheles stephensi Liston (Diptera, Culicidae).