Mikrocytids Are a Broadly Distributed and Divergent Radiation of Parasites in Aquatic Invertebrates

@article{Hartikainen2014MikrocytidsAA,
  title={Mikrocytids Are a Broadly Distributed and Divergent Radiation of Parasites in Aquatic Invertebrates},
  author={Hanna Hartikainen and Grant D. Stentiford and Kelly S. Bateman and C{\'e}dric Berney and Stephen W. Feist and Matthew Longshaw and Beth Okamura and David Van Stone and Georgia M Ward and Charlotte G Wood and David Bass},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={24},
  pages={807-812}
}
Microcell parasites have independently evolved in several eukaryotic lineages and are increasingly recognized as important and emerging pathogens of diverse hosts, including species of economic importance subject to international legislation concerning the trading of aquatic animals [1-3]. The microcell Mikrocytos mackini causes Denman Island disease of oysters and represents one of the most genetically divergent eukaryotes known. Mikrocytos has remained an isolated lineage with a limited… CONTINUE READING
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