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Infection of Baltic Saduria Entomon (Linnaeus, 1758) (Isopoda, Valvifera) With the Yeast Cryptococcus Laurentii (Kufferath) Skinner

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Light and electron microscopic and microbiological examination of the infected haemolymph of wild Saduria entomon (Linnaeus, 1758) revealed the presence of the yeast Cryptococcus laurentii (Kufferath) Skinner, 1947. Phagocytosis of C. laurentii by granulocytes was observed. This is the first report about the infection of isopods with yeasts.

Affiliations: 1: Institute of Biology, Department of Cytology and Histology, A. Mickiewicz University, Fredry 10, PL-61-701 Poznań, Poland; 2: Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, Yeast Division, Julianalaan 67, NL-2628 BC Delft, The Netherlands; 3: Institute of Biology, Department of Microbiology, A. Mickiewicz University, Fredry 10, PL-61-701 Poznań, Poland


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