Parasitology Research

, Volume 84, Issue 6, pp 467–475 | Cite as

Redescription of Babesia equi Laveran, 1901 as Theileria equi Mehlhorn, Schein 1998

  • H. Mehlhorn
  • E. Schein
ORIGINAL PAPER

Abstract

The horse-parasitizing species Babesia equi Laveran, 1901 was redescribed as Theileria equi Mehlhorn, Schein 1998 and, thus, transferred from one valid genus to another. This transfer was needed since it turned out that this horse parasite showed the relevant characteristics of theilerians with regard to biological data, morphological features, biochemical properties, and molecular biological relationships.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Mehlhorn
    • 1
  • E. Schein
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Zoology and Parasitology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Universitätsstrasse 1, D-40225 Düsseldorf, GermanyGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Free University of Berlin, Königsweg 67, D-14163 Berlin, GermanyGermany

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