microsporidian spore requests

Michael David Baker mike at VOSSBRINCKC3.AG.UIUC.EDU
Mon Mar 27 16:48:31 EST 1995


Dear Netters,

I hope that this is the correct medium for the following request.  I  
am involved in two major research projects; 1.  the molecular  
phylogeny of the microsporidia and 2.  molecular identification of  
various host strains of Encephalitozoon cuniculi.   We have developed  
a moderate database of about 45 complete and 15 partial SSU rRNA  
sequences representing about 35 genera of microsporidia.   The  
results from which we are just starting to publish.  We have also  
given some thought to making this database available on the internet  
as a tool for identifying species of this diverse group of organisms.   
I am currently trying to obtain more material to sequence and was  
wondering if anybody out there, who may have access to microsporidia,  
would be interested in contributing material for these projects.  


Sincerely,
Michael D. Baker
mike at vossbrinckc3.ag.uiuc.edu



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