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Orthosomella lipae sp. n. (Microsporidia) a parasite of the weevil, Liophloeus lentus Germar, 1824 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Authors
Journal
Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
0022-2011
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
112
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jip.2012.10.007
Keywords
  • Liophloeus Lentus
  • Coleoptera
  • Orthosomella Lipae Sp. N.
  • Microsporidia
  • Taxonomy
  • Ultrastructure
  • Dna Sequence Analysis

Abstract

Abstract A new microsporidium, Orthosomella lipae sp. n., was isolated from the outer ovariole sheath, trophic chambers, oocytes, somatic tissues and eggs of adults of the weevil, Liophloeus lentus Germar, 1824 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from southern Poland. Morphological and life cycle characteristics revealed using light and electron microscopy, place this new species within the Unikaryonidae. However, the 16S rDNA phylogeny indicates that it is associated with the genus Orthosomella.

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