Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp 301–304 | Cite as

Isospora mionectesi sp. nov. (Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae) from the grey-hooded flycatcher, Mionectes rufiventris in Brazil

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Abstract

A new isosporoid coccidian (Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae) species from the grey-hooded flycatcher, Mionectes rufiventris, from Brazil, is reported in the current study. Isospora mionectesi sp. nov. oocysts are ellipsoidal, 28.3 × 21.2 µm, with smooth, bilayered wall, ∼1.3 µm. Micropyle and oocyst residuum are absent, but one or two polar granules are present. Sporocysts are elongate ellipsoidal, 19.7 × 11.7 µm. Stieda body rounded and substieda body prominent. Sporocyst residuum is subspherical and compact. Sporozoites are vermiform with one refractile body and a nucleus.

Keywords

Isospora mionectesi sp. nov. oocysts coccidiosis Passeriformes Tyrannidae Rio de Janeiro Marambaia Island Brazil 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno P. Berto
    • 1
  • Walter Flausino
    • 2
  • Hermes Ribeiro Luz
    • 3
  • Ildemar Ferreira
    • 3
  • Carlos Wilson G. Lopes
    • 2
  1. 1.Curso de Pós-Graduação em Ciências VeterináriasUniversidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ) — REUNI scholarshipSeropédicaBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Parasitologia Animal, Instituto de VeterináriaUFRRJSeropédicaBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento de Biologia Animal, Instituto de BiologiaUFRRJSeropédicaBrazil

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