Atoxoplasma (Apicomplexa : Eimeriorina : Atoxoplasmatidae) in the greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

Ball, S.J., Brown, M.A., Daszak, P. and Pittilo, R.M. (1998) Atoxoplasma (Apicomplexa : Eimeriorina : Atoxoplasmatidae) in the greenfinch (Carduelis chloris). The Journal of Parasitology, 84(4), pp. 813-817. ISSN (print) 0022-3395

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Merozoites of an Atoxoplasma species were present within parasitophorous vacuoles in the cytoplasm of leucocytes in the blood vessels in the small intestine of the greenfinch (Carduelis chloris). The merozoites indented the nucleus of the leucocytes. Merozoites, macrogametes, and microgamonts were present in the epithelial cells of the intestines. No merogony was observed. Experiments provided circumstantial evidence linking disporocystid-octozoic oocysts with the blood and intestinal infections.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Isospora, sparrows, parasite, birds
Research Area: Biological sciences
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Life Sciences
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Depositing User: Kim Forbes
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2011 13:59

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