About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to further understanding of the diverse group of microsporidian parasites, including their evolutionary origins, host manipulation as well as allele selection during host-parasite co-evolution. By increasing our understanding of these parasites, this will have potential to advance treatment of infections and control of such parasites. Subjects of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Characterization, comparative genomics and phylogenetic analysis of Microsporidian parasite species
• Genome sequencing and technological advances providing further insights into evolution and function of microsporidian parasites
• Identification of genes essential for the parasite proliferation and host manipulation
• Co-evolution with hosts and how Microsporidia adapt to multiple hosts
This Research Topic accepts Original Research, Review, Mini-Review, Opinion and Perspective articles.
Keywords: microsporidia, parasitic, fungal parasite, evolution, genomics
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