A MICROSPORIDIAN PATHOGEN OF THE PREDATORY BEETLE RHIZOPHAGUS GRANDIS (COLEOPTERA: RHIZOPHAGIDAE)


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Yaman M. , Radek R., Weiser J., Aydin C.

FOLIA PARASITOLOGICA, cilt.57, sa.3, ss.233-236, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 57 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14411/fp.2010.031
  • Dergi Adı: FOLIA PARASITOLOGICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.233-236

Özet

A new Microsporidium sp. infects Rhizophagus grandis Gyllenhall, a beetle which preys on the bark beetle Dendroctonus micans Kugellan in Turkey. Mature spores are single, uninucleate, oval in shape (3.75 +/- 0.27 mu m in length by 2.47 +/- 0.13 mu m in width), with a subapically fixed polar filament. The polar filament is anisofilar, coiled in 7-8 normal and 3-4 reduced coils. Other characteristic features of the microsporidium are the four/five nuclear divisions to form 16/32 (commonly 16) spores, subpersistent sporophorous vesicles (pansporoblasts) remaining till formation of the endospore, and the vesicles dissolved with free mature spores. The polaroplast is divided into three zones: an amorphous zone, dense layers, and a lamellar-tubular area extending to the central part of the spore.