Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sarcocystis corvusi

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4880

This species was described from jackdraws (Corvus monedula) being closely related to S. columbae, S. calchasi, and S. mobeseri, which also parasitizes birds as intermediate hosts and possesses the same smooth primary cyst wall, while S. wenzeli of chickens in China has clearly protruding palisades.

Further Readings

  1. Chen X et al (2012) Infections with Sarcocystis wenzeli are prevalent in the chickens of Yunnan Province, China, but not in the flocks of domesticated pigeons and ducks. Exp Parasitol 131:31–34PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Prakas P et al (2013) Molecular and morphological investigations of Sarcocystis corvusi sp. nov. from the jackdraw (Corvus monedula). Parasitol Res 112:1163–1167PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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