Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Cyclospora Species

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_777-2

Classification

Genus of Coccidia.

Important Species

Table 1.
Table 1

Important species of the genus Cyclospora

Species

Host

Infected tissues

Oocyst size

Prepatent period

Cyclospora cayetanensis

Humans (AIDS patients)

Intestinal cells

8–10 μm

?

Cyclospora caryolytica

Mole (Talpa)

Intestinal cells

8–12 μm

?

Cyclospora viperae

Snakes

Intestinal cells

9–12 μm

?

Keywords

Life Cycle Important Species Human Species Diarrheic Stool Coccidian Oocyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

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