Myxosporidia | definition of Myxosporidia by Medical dictionary
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Parasitic sporozoans most commonly found in the epithelial cells of lower vertebrates.
Myxosporidia a group ofSPOROZOANS parasitic on freshwater fish, to which they attach themselves by structures having a superficial resemblance to coelenterate NEMATO CYSTS.
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Fomena A (1995) Myxosporidia and Microsporidia of fresh water fishes in Southern Cameroon: Faunal description, ultrastructure and biology.
Abakar-Ousman (2006) Myxosporidia (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) parasites of Chad freshwater fish: fauna and biology of the parasites species of Oreochromis niloticus (Linne, 1758) and Sarotherodon galilaeus (Linne, 1758) (Cichlidae).