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Wolbachia pipientis, a bacterium and obligate intracellular parasite, lives in the ovaries and testes of many insect species.
Candidatus Odyssella thessalonicensis gen.nov., sp.nov., an obligate intracellular parasite of Acanthamoeba species.
Microsporidia are ubiquitous obligate intracellular parasites responsible for a variety of diseases and economic losses due to their adverse effects (1).