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Description of Amblyospora

The following description is based on that of A. dyxenoides in Culex annulirostris (Diptera, Culicidae) and Mesocyclops albicans (Copepoda, Cyclopidae); polymorphic life cycle with diplokaryotic and monokaryotic stages in an obligate alternation between mosquito and copepod hosts; meiosis in one sporogonic sequence; spores heterosporous with three types; in the copepod: organisms are haploid; meronts: uni, bi or (rarely) tetranucleate stages; sporonts divide by binary or multiple fission in rosette formation, to give lanceolate, uninucleate spores, 12.5 x 4.6 µm, which lie individually or in groups within sporophorous vesicles; these spores have a compartmentalised polaroplast, an isofilar polar tube with about 12 coils in a single rank, type species A. californica (Kellen and Lipa, 1960) Hazard and Oldacre, 1975.

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