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microsporidian infection of culex peus.larvae of culex peus were collected from a small, grassy, muddy pond. two of these larvae showed external symptoms related to microsporidian infection, such as swollen appearance and porcelain-like color. this spore is similar to amblyospora californica from cx. tarsalis in morphology and in development, and like am. californica, is not infective to uninfected larvae. this suggested that it was a species belonging to the genus amblyospora. it is, however, apparently a different species since its ...19902402024
chromosomal evidence on the sporogony of amblyospora californica (microspora: amblyosporidae) in culex tarsalis (diptera: culicidae).amblyospora californica is a polymorphic, eukaryotic microsporidian. three types of sporogony producing three types of spores occur in male larvae and female adults of its mosquito host, culex tarsalis, and an alternate copepod host, acanthocyclops vernalis. development of a. californica in male larvae includes merogony and sporogony. karyogamy and meiosis was observed in sporogony in male larvae but not in the female adult or in the copepod. chromosomal evidence showed that sporogony included t ...19957757051
phylogeny of amblyospora (microsporida: amblyosporidae) and related genera based on small subunit ribosomal dna data: a possible example of host parasite cospeciation.small subunit ribosomal rna (ssu rrna) gene sequences were analyzed for six species and four genera of microsporidia from mosquito hosts; amblyospora stimuli (aedes stimulans), amblyospora californica (culex tarsalis), amblyospora sp. (culex salinarius), edhazardia aedis (aedes aegypti), culicosporella lunata (culex pilosus), and parathelohania anophelis (anopheles quadrimaculatus). comparison of these sequences to those of other microsporidia show that these sequences are longer with the ssu rr ...19989538024
life cycles and host-parasite relationships of microsporidia in culicine mosquitoes.heterosporous (polymorphic) microsporidia in mosquitoes are characterized by intricate life cycles involving multiple spore types responsible for horizontal (per os) and vertical (transovarial) transmission. they affect two generations of the mosquito and some involve an obligate intermediate host. heterosporous microsporidia are generally very host and tissue specific with complex developmental sequences comprised of unique stages and events. full details on the intricate relationships between ...19947927065
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