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A genus of microsporidians in the protozoan phylum microspora, commonly found in fish and insects, with mononucleate, thick-walled spores in clusters of more than eight. An undescribed but distinct species of pleistophora was implicated as the cause of a disseminated microsporidial myositis in an immunocompromised male patient.

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... European crayfish: --------------------------------------------- Microsporidians which infect freshwater crayfish belong to the genera Thelohania, Pleistophora, Ameson and Vavraia. Thelohania contejeani is the most frequently reported microsporidian in European crayfish"... Source:http://www.geocities.com/crayfishdisease/pages/info_pa/protos.html ...

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