polar tube

A highly specialized structure unique to microsporidia that is required for host cell invasion. In the spore, the polar tube is connected at the… (More)
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2014
2014
The morphogenesis of single cells depends on their ability to coordinate surface mechanics and polarity. During germination… (More)
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2012
2012
Microsporidia are a group of eukaryotic intracellular parasites that infect almost all vertebrates and invertebrates. The… (More)
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2010
2010
Microsporidia are eukaryotic, obligate intracellular organisms defined by small spores that contain a single invasion organelle… (More)
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2004
2004
The microsporidia are ubiquitous, obligate intracellular eukaryotic spore-forming parasites infecting a wide range of… (More)
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2003
2003
Xenomas of the recently described new microsporidian species Loma myrophis parasitizing the gut tissue of the Amazonian fish… (More)
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2002
2002
The invasion strategy used by microsporidia is primarily related to spore germination. Small differentiated spores of these fungi… (More)
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2001
2001
To develop an alternative genotyping tool, the genetic diversity of Encephalitozoon hellem was examined at the polar tube protein… (More)
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1998
1998
The microsporidian Encephalitozoon cuniculi is an obligate intracellular parasite that can cause opportunistic infections in AIDS… (More)
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1996
1996
The microsporidia are characterized by spores containing a single polar tube that coils around the sporoplasm. When triggered by… (More)
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1982
1982
The polar filaments within microsporidian spores discharges as tubes with subsecond velocity. Populations of discharging tubes of… (More)
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