Enterospora canceri n. gen., n. sp., intranuclear within the hepatopancreatocytes of the European edible crab Cancer pagurus.

@article{Stentiford2007EnterosporaCN,
  title={Enterospora canceri n. gen., n. sp., intranuclear within the hepatopancreatocytes of the European edible crab Cancer pagurus.},
  author={Grant D. Stentiford and Kelly S. Bateman and Matthew Longshaw and Stephen W. Feist},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2007},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={61-72}
}
Only 1 genus (Nucleospora) within 1 family (Enterocytozoonidae) of the Microsporidia contains species that are parasitic within the nuclei of their host cells; to date, all described intranuclear Nucleospora spp. parasitise fish. This study describes the first intranuclear microsporidian parasite of an invertebrate, the European edible crab Cancer pagurus L. (Decapoda: Cancridae). Infected crabs displayed no obvious external signs, and maximum apparent prevalence of infection within a monthly… CONTINUE READING