Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3009
German term (English: ray bodies) created by Robert Koch to determine the theilerian and babesian stages in the intestine of ticks. In 1975 Schein and Mehlhorn proved that they are the gamonts and gametes of the Theileria and Babesia spp. (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

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