Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 23 - Self-Quiz - Page 387: 11


c. Microsporidia

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The microsporidia are all intracellular parasites that consist of single cells. These parasites produce spores with a hardy coat; beneath this coat is a long tube that is used to poke into a host cell during infection. The nucleus and cytoplasm of the parasite then follow this tube into the host cell.
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