Helicosporida

Helicosporida

[¦hel·ə·kō¦spȯr·ə·də]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of protozoans in the class Myxosporidea characterized by production of spores with a relatively thick, single intrasporal filament and three uninucleate sporoplasms.
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Amplification of the eubacterial 16S rRNA gene was detected with template DNA from each insect, but no amplification products were detected in any of the insects based on the primers for Archaea, Fungi, Helicosporida, or Microsporidia.