Exogenous stages of Eimeria bemricki n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the great gray owl, Strix nebulosa (foster)

Gary A. Averbeck, Jeffery D. Cooney, Toni R. Guarnera, Patrick Redig, Bert E. Stromberg

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Abstract

Exogenous stages of a new species of Eimeria are described from feces of a captive great gray owl, Strix nebulosa, held at the Gabbert Raptor Center, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota. Oocysts (n = 100) of Eimeria bemricki are spherical to subspherical, 19.2 X 19.0 (21.5-16.0 x 21.0-16.0) μm, with ovoidal sporocysts (n = 100), 10.0 X 6.5 (12.0-7.0 x 7.0-5.5) μm and sporozoites (n = 20), 8.2 x 3.2 (6.8-10.1 X 2.5-3.9) μm. Stieda bodies, substieda bodies, polar bodies, and sporocyst residua are present, but micropyle, oocyst residuum, and parastieda bodies are absent. Three refractile bodies are contained in each sporozoite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)976-977
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume84
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1998

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