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Maximum-Likelihood phylogeny generated by FastTree for Hepatospora eriocheir GB1 and related species.

The genome sequence and gene models of Hepatospora eriocheir GB1 were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were downloaded from Ensembl Fungi on April 11, 2020. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by Ensembl and is therefore not automatically updated. The JGI Annotation Pipeline was used to add additional functional annotation to the author's chromosomes and proteins.

Hepatospora eriocheir is an intracellular parasite in the phylum Microsporidia. These parasites infect host cells by sending out a fine tube which pierces the host cell and is used to pass the spore contents into the host cell cytoplasm. This species infects the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis, the edible crab Cancer pagurus, and the marine mussel symbiont pea crab Pinnotheres pisum. It has a highly reduced genome and encodes neither the electron transport chain nor a full glycolytic pathway.

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