Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Stieda Body

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2998
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The sporocysts in Eimerian oocysts have an opening for exit of the sporozoites which is closed by the Stieda body. It is digested when the sporocysts are set free in the small intestine of the hosts (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

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