Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Secondary Cyst Wall

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_2851-2

This term describes an amorphous layer formed by degenerated host cells that surround the tissue cysts of some species (e.g., Sarcocystisovifelis, Besnoitia species, and Trichinella spiralis and related species in a late stage).

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Authors and Affiliations

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