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The ultrastructure of the microsporidian parasite Nosema grylli, which parasitizes primarily fat body cells and haemocytes of the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus (Orthoptera, Gryllidae) is described. All observed stages (meront, meront/sporont transitional stage ("second meront"), sporont, sporoblast, and spore) are found in direct contact with the host cell(More)
The life cycle, ultrastructure, and molecular phylogeny of a new microsporidium Crispospora chironomi g.n. sp.n., a parasite of the midge Chironomus plumosus, are described. The parasite infects the gut epithelium of the host larvae and possesses sporogonies of two types, polysporoblastic and disporoblastic, respectively, proceeding within the same host(More)
Larvae of Chironomus plumosus, collected in North-Western Russia in September 2008, were infected with a microsporidium possessing broadly oval uninucleate spores in sporophorous vesicles. Sporogony and spore ultrastructure of this microsporidium differed from that of known microsporidian species, suggesting establishment of a new species, Anisofilariata(More)
Two microsporidian genera, AnncaliiaIssi, Krylova, & Nicolaeva 1993 and BrachiolaCali et al. 1998, possess a Nosema-type life cycle and unique cell surface ornamentations, which include precocious electron-dense coating of the plasmalemma and a variety of secretory structures deposited on the parasite surface and scattered in the host cell cytoplasm.(More)
The current ultrastructural description of Nosema whitei is in agreement with the genus definition of Paranosema [Sokolova, Y.Y., Dolgikh, V.V., Morzhina, E.V., Nassonova, E.S., Issi, I.V., Terry, R.S., Ironside, J.E., Smith, J.E., Vossbrinck, C.R., 2003. Establishment of the new genus Paranosema based on the ultrastructure and molecular phylogeny of the(More)
The presence of 14 enzymes was investigated using purified spores of the microsporidian Nosema grylli from fat body of the crickets Gryllus bimaculatus. Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (EC, phosphoglucomutase (EC, phosphoglucose isomerase (EC, fructose 6-phosphate kinase (EC, aldolase (EC,(More)
Three parasitic systems of Microsporidia are described: the system of monoxenic Vairimorpha mesnili with paraxenic hosts presented lepidopteran and hymenopteran species; the system of dixenic Amblyospora sp. with metaxenic hosts presented bloodsucking mosquitoes and crustaceans and the system of Metchnikovella sp. as parasite of other obligate parasite. The(More)
Populations of European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis Hübner) from Krasnodar Territory (Southwestern Russia) become regularly infected with Nosema-like microsporidia. To identify the parasite, it was subjected to electron microscopy and small subunit ribosomal RNA (SSU rRNA) gene sequencing. The spore ultrastructure of the parasite was highly similar to(More)
A double infection of the larvae of Aedes flavescens and A. cantans with Thelohania opacita and larvae of Mermithidae was established. The double infection is not accompanied by the rise of pathogenic effect of the parasites on the hosts. Mermithids parasitizing mosquitoes infected with microsporidians inhibit the development of Protozoa. The inhibition(More)