Structure of the Microsporidia

  • Jiří Vávra
Part of the Comparative Pathobiology book series (CPATH, volume 1)


Considerable knowledge of microsporidian structure has been accumulated during 150 years of research. Critical evaluation of this knowledge reveals, however, that most progress has been achieved during the past fifteen years after electron microscopic application. Although some light microscope observations have contributed amazingly accurate data on microsporidian structure, the extreme smallness of microsporidia (the spores of which are probably the smallest eukaryotic cells) as well as the compactness and complexity of their structural organization requires better resolution than that obtained with the light microscope.


Polar Tube Golgi Apparatus Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum Unit Membrane Golgi Vesicle 
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  • Jiří Vávra
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  1. 1.Institute of ParasitologyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPragueCzechoslovakia

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