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pathogenic fungi and microsporidia

Sanders, Amy a.sanders at ic.ac.uk
Wed Jul 11 12:05:56 EST 2001

Does anyone know of a fungus that infects Drosophila? I am looking for
fungal isolates that are pathogenic to either adults or larvae (or both). 

Has anyone noticed "fluffy" fungus-infected flies when out collecting, or
have your lab cultures sucumbed to infection (in the flies rather than the

Also does anyone know whether microsporidia are generally pathogenic to
Drosophila and how widespread they are?  

Amy Sanders,
PhD student,
Imperial College, UK


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