Helicosporidium D.Keilin, 1921
Holotype species: Helicosporidium parasiticum D.Keilin
Original publication and holotype designation: Keilin, D. (1921). On the life history of Helicosporidium parasiticum n. g. sp., a new species of protist parasite in the larvae of Dashelaea obscura Winn (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and in some other arthropods. Parasitology 13: 97-113.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Tartar, A., Boucias, D.G., Adams, B.J. & Becnel, J.J. (2002). Phylogenetic analysis identifies the invertebrate pathogen Helicosporidium sp. as a green alga (Chlorophyta). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 52(1): 273-279.
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Created: 25 August 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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