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A synopsis of the species of Thelohanellus Kudo, 1933 (Myxozoa: Myxosporea: Myxobolidae) is presented. It includes a total of 108 nominal species. For each species, the most relevant morphological and morphometric characteristics are provided, together with data on the type-host and locality, the site of infection within the host and the original references.
Holospora spp. and "Candidatus Gortzia infectiva", known as Holospora-like bacteria (HLB), are commonly found as nuclear endosymbionts of ciliates, especially the Paramecium genus. HLB are related by phylogenetic relationships, morphological features, and life-cycles, which involve two alternating morphotypes: reproductive and infectious forms (RF, IF). In… (More)