Development of the Microsporidia

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


Any student of microsporidia is confronted with two contradictory facts. One is the frustrating smallness of microsporidian developmental stages when seen in the light microscope and the difficulty to resolve some meaningful details in their structure. The second fact is that scientific literature (especially of the beginning of the century, when the art of scientific drawing flourished most) shows many, sometimes very detailed, drawings of complicated microsporidian life cycles.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiří Vávra
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  1. 1.Institute of ParasitologyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPragueCzechoslovakia

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