Phylum Microsporidia (Microsporidian parasites)

Domain: Eucarya Kingdom: Fungi Phylum Phenology

Classes of the Phylum Microsporidia Discovered in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Class Common Name Photo Example Where? Phenology
DihaplophaseaMicrosporidian(NA) HerePhenology
MicrosporideaMicrosporidian parasites HerePhenology
Microsporidia_class(NA)(NA) HerePhenology

Can't find the classes you are looking for? Note:
Classes on this list are only those contained in the ATBI database,
and do not neccessarily include all Park classes from historic park reports, literature,
or other sources that have not yet been entered in the Biodiversity Database.
Also note: where the class name ends with '_class', it means that the class
name has not yet been agreed upon by taxonomists for this group,
or that it was not identified to this level.

In Case You Didn't Know ...
Microsporidia are microscopic, spore-producing, single-celled, animal parasites. They are currently classified as from the Fungi Kingdom.
Though most Microsporidians infect insects, and thus are agents of insect control, about ten percent are known to infect vertebrate hosts, including some that will even invade the human body.