Microsporidia in Vertebrates: Host-Parasite Relations at the Organismal Level

  • Elizabeth U. Canning
Part of the Comparative Pathobiology book series (CPATH, volume 1)


Most of the species of microsporidia and their pathological effects on vertebrates have been described from naturally occurring infections. Few of these parasites have been transmitted experimentally and in some cases where attempts have been made, per os administration of spores has failed to produce infections. Without carefully controlled experimental infections the full effects of these parasites on their hosts cannot be assessed. Future investigation of the factors involved in transmission would be rewarding.


Body Cavity Infected Fish Gill Filament Common Toad Young Rabbit 
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  • Elizabeth U. Canning
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyImperial CollegeLondonEngland

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