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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||A new species of Eimeria from the eared dove Zenaida auriculata (Aves : Columbidae) in Brazil|
|Abstract:||Thirty-four out of 142 (23.9%) eared doves, Zenaida auriculata Des Murs, 1847 had oocysts of an Eimeria species described here as a new species. Sporulation is exogenous and fully developed oocysts are spheroid to subspheroid, 23.8 mum (22.1-26.4) x 20.3 mum (19.2-22.1); the shape index (length/width ratio) is 1.2. The oocyst wall is bilayered, with a slightly pitted outer layer and a brown inner layer. There is no micropyle or oocyst residuum, but a prominent elongated polar granule is present. Sporocysts are elongated, 13.1 mum (12.0-14.4) x 7.4 mum (7.2-7.7); the shape index is 1.8 mum with a smooth, thin wall. A large Stieda body is present, but there is no sub-Stieda body. The sporocyst residuum consists of numerous, nearly uniform granules scattered randomly. Sporozoites are elongate with a large, clear refractile body in the posterior end and a smaller refractile body in the anterior region.|
Eimeria zenaidae sp n.
|Editor:||Nencki Inst Experimental Biology|
|Citation:||Acta Protozoologica. Nencki Inst Experimental Biology, v. 42, n. 1, n. 71, n. 73, 2003.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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