Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_2654-2
This English term describes the German term Strahlenkörper = pointed gamonts and gametes of Theileria and Babesia species, which had been described first by Robert Koch during his Africa expedition. Schein and Mehlhorn proved that these stages are gamonts respectively gametes (when uninucleated) of Babesia and Theileria species (Figs. 1 and 2).


English Term Babesia Species German Term 
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Authors and Affiliations

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