[Microsporidia and microsporidiosis].

  title={[Microsporidia and microsporidiosis].},
  author={S{\"u}leyman Yazar and Ozg{\"u}r Koru and Berna Hamamcı and Ulfet Cetinkaya and Ulk{\"u} Karaman and Salih Kuk},
  journal={Turkiye parazitolojii dergisi},
  volume={37 2},
All microsporidia are obligate parasites and have no active stages outside their host cells. Microsporidia lack some typical eukaryotic characteristics. There are now over 1200 species identified in 144 genera. The most familiar stage of microsporidia is the small, highly resistant spore, the size of which differs according to the species and is often 1-10 μm. The general life cycle pattern of the microsporidia can be divided into three phases: the infective or environmental phase, the… CONTINUE READING
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