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Title: BIOLOGICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL STUDIES ON A HELICOSPORIDIUM SP.

Author
item BOUCIAS, D.
item Becnel, James
item White, Susan
item STOKES, C.
item TARTAR, A.
item ADAMS, B.

Submitted to: Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/15/2000
Publication Date: N/A
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Interpretive Summary: NA

Technical Abstract: Naturally occurring protozoan parasites of insects are under study to evaluate and develop these disease causing organisms as biological control agents. A new species of Helicosporidia has been found in black flies in Florida. Helicosporida are known from a number of arthropods, but fundamental knowledge on their life cycles, modes of transmission and taxonomic placement are incomplete. In this investigation we have conducted molecular analysis of this Helicosporidium sp. and determined that it may represent a unique group of organisms.