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There's a classificiation of Microsporidia in the French WikiPedia, if anyone cares to transfer it (a cut and paste didn't work). See Lavateraguy 18:29, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Classification problematic[edit]

I've removed the classification because it contradicted which has better references. But I don't know how the taxobox works, so I can't fix it. Shinobu (talk) 00:50, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

That classification is obsolete. A proposed division of microsporidia into classes according to molecualr phylogenetics data has been published by Vossbrinck, Debrunner-Vossbrinck in 2005 ( A revised position of Microsporidia apart from Fungi within the novel superphylum Opisthosporidia has been published by Karpov et al. in 2014 ( Yuri Tokarev, a specialist in microsporidia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tokarev Yuri (talkcontribs) 18:14, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Size of microsporidia[edit]

The size range given (1-40 micrometres) is not referenced. 40 micrometres seems a bit large to me. A red blood cell is ~8 micrometres in largest dimension. Many human cells are <30 micrometers. I found a reference (Didier) for microsporidia in mammals and added it; it gives the range 1-4 micrometres. Nephron  T|C 20:46, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

I know microsporidia with spores up to 20 micrometers long, e.g. those from the Mrazekia genus. Microsporidia in mammals contribute only a small part of this diverse group of parasites. 40 micrometers is Okay when plasmodia are considered. An infected cell becomes hypertrophied and may exceed the normal cell size in an order of magnitude. Yuri Tokarev, a specialist in microsporidia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tokarev Yuri (talkcontribs) 18:08, 7 January 2015 (UTC)