SOME PATHOGENIC BACTERIFORM MICROSPORIDIA PROM CRUSTACEA AND INSECTA
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
1958 The Zoological Society of London
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume 130, Issue 2, pages 153–168, March 1958
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FANTHAM, T. L. P. H. B. and PORTER, A. (1958), SOME PATHOGENIC BACTERIFORM MICROSPORIDIA PROM CRUSTACEA AND INSECTA. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 130: 153–168. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1958.tb00566.x
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 8th October 19571
The occurrence of some bacteriform Microsporidia from certain Crustacea and Insecta in Canada and in England is recorded.
The numbers of hosts examined and those that were infected with Pyrotheca incurvata, Octosporea muscae damesticae, Toxoglugea, Spiroglugea and Telomyxa spp. innom., are tabulated.
Descriptions of the bacteriform Microsporidia are given and illustrated. Differential diagnoses are given as far as possible.
The effects of the parasites on the hosts and their distribution within the hosts are set forth.
The lethal potentialities of the Microsporidia are indicated both in natural infections and by experimental ones.
The economic importance and possible applications of these bacteriform Microsporidia are considered.