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Mayorella vespertilioides Page, 1983 (Amoebozoa) — new host for the ectoparasitic fungus Amoebophilus simplex (Zygomycota)
- Mrva, Martin
- Biologia 2011 v.66 no.4 pp. 645-647
- Amoebida, Amoebophilus, Zygomycota, ectoparasites, freshwater, fungi, ponds, sediments, Slovakia
- During research on gymnamoebae in freshwater ponds near the Modra town (Slovakia), in one sample of water and sediment of the 71 samples examined a fungal infection of Amoebophilus simplex Barron, 1983 (Zygomycota: Zoopagales) in Mayorella vespertilioides Page, 1983 (Amoebozoa: Flabellinea) was detected for the first time. From 27 observed amoebae, 9 specimens (33%) were infected. Populations of other species recorded in the sample, Mayorella penardi and Korotnevella stella, were uninfected.