Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Schellackia

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2819

Genus of blood  Coccidia of reptiles. The sporozoites parasitize in erythrocytes, the schizogony occurs in the intestine of the same host. Vectors are culicid mosquitoes and bloodsucking mites – the transmission occurs mechanically as soon as the final host ingests the arthropod containing infected blood.

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