A new species of Eimeria (Apicomplexa : Eimeriidae) from the brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula (Diprotodontia : Phalangeridae)

O'Callaghan, M. G. and O'Donoghue, P. J. (2001) A new species of Eimeria (Apicomplexa : Eimeriidae) from the brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula (Diprotodontia : Phalangeridae). Transactions of The Royal Society of South Australia, 125 2: 129-132.

Author O'Callaghan, M. G.
O'Donoghue, P. J.
Title A new species of Eimeria (Apicomplexa : Eimeriidae) from the brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula (Diprotodontia : Phalangeridae)
Journal name Transactions of The Royal Society of South Australia
ISSN 0085-5812
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 125
Issue 2
Start page 129
End page 132
Total pages 4
Place of publication Adelaide
Publisher Royal Society of South Australia
Language eng
Abstract A new species of Eimeria is described from the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Fifty (24%) of 212 faecal samples were positive for coccidia. Sporulated oocysts of the new species are ellipsoidal to cylindrical, slightly pointed at one end, 41.4 x 22.7 mum, with a double oocyst wall, micropyle, oocyst residuum and refractile polar granule. Each oocyst contains four ellipsoidal to pyriform sporocysts 15.6 x 9.9 mum, with a Stieda body, sub-Stieda body and sporocyst residuum. Each sporocyst contains two sporozoites completely filling the sporocyst and containing a large and small refractile globule.
Keyword Multidisciplinary Sciences
Coccidia
Eimeria
Eimeria trichosuri sp nov.
brushtail possum
Trichosurus vulpecula
New-zealand
Island
Parasites
Endoparasites
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
 
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