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Nosema

(nō-sē'mă),
A protozoan genus (family Nosematidae, order Microsporida, phylum Microspora) with species (Nosema apis, Nosema bombycis, and others) pathogenic for invertebrates of economic importance (bees, silkworms); others are being studied as possible agents of biologic control of pest insects or other target invertebrates. N. connori infects human fat tissue, diaphragm, myocardium, liver, and other tissues of immunosuppressed people.
[G. nosēma, plague, fr. noseō, to be sick, fr. nosos, disease]

Nosema

/No·se·ma/ (no-se´mah) a genus of intracellular protozoa, including N. ocula´rum, which causes corneal infections.

Nosema

(no-se'ma)
A genus of parasites of the order Microsporidia.
See: microsporidiosis

Nosema

a genus of protozoa in the class Microsporea. All are obligate intracellular parasites.

Nosema branchialis, Nosema lophi
found in fish.
Nosema cuniculi
see encephalitozooncuniculi.
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