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The microsporidium Nosema disstriae (Thomson 1959): Fine structure and phylogenetic position within the _N. bomycis_clade. 2017. Kyei-Poku, G.; Sokolova, Y.Y. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 143:90-103.

Year: 2017

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 37822

Language: English

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DOI: 10.1016/jip.2016.12.003

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A microsporidium Nosema disstriae (Thomson) is a parasite of the forest tent caterpillar Malacasoma disstria (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae), a notable defoliator of deciduous trees in North America. The goal of this paper was to demonstrate the ultrastructure of N. disstriae and to determine the position of this microsporidium within the N. bombycis clade (NBC) using comparative morphology and multiple molecular phylogenetic markers: RPB1, LSU-, ITS- and SSU-rDNA. As part of the goal of this paper, a revision of the described members of the NBC was also performed.