Funding for this research was provided by:
National Science and Technology Plan Subject of China (863 Program, 2012AA101301)
People's Livelihood Science and Technology Innovation Projects of Chongqing (cstc2015shmszx80031, No. cstc2017jcyjAX0184)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.31101770)
The Science and Technology Project of the Chongqing Municipal Education Commission of China (KJ1703051)
The Natural Science Foundation Project of Chongqing Normal University of China (13XLB009)
Received: 9 November 2017
Accepted: 26 February 2018
First Online: 6 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The collection of microsporidia and silkworm specimens during the study was approved by the College of Life Science, Chongqing Normal University. Permission to publish the findings was granted by the National Science and Technology Plan Subject of China.
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