Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Sarcocystis rileyi

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4786-1

Molecular investigations have shown that the life cycle apparently includes two final hosts (red foxes: Vulpes vulpes and raccoon dogs: Nyctereutes procyonoides) in Europe, while the cysts are found in ducks (shoveler: Anas clypeata; mallard: Anas platyrhynchos; Eurasian wigeon: Anas penelope; common teal: Anas crecca; and common eider: Somateria mollissima).

Keywords

Life Cycle Molecular Investigation Final Host Common Eider Nyctereutes Procyonoides 
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Further Reading

  1. Dubey JP et al (2003) Redescription of the sarcocysts of Sarcocystis rileyi. J Eukaryot Microbiol 50:476–482CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Gjerde B (2014) Molecular characterization of Sarcocystis rileyi from a common eider (Somateria mollissima) in Norway. Parasitol Res 113:3501–3509CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Prakas P et al (2015) Molecular identification of Sarcocystis rileyi in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in Europe. Parasitol Res 114:1671–1676Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany