Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Heydorn, Alfred Otto (*1942)

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_3940-1
German Professor for veterinary parasitology at Free University of Berlin, 1985–2007. For the discovery of the basics of the life cycle of the Sarcocystis species, he received in 1974 together with Prof. Michael Rommel the highly recognized Robert Koch Scholarship – a considerably donated research prize. He worked as visiting Professor each a year at the Ankara University (Turkey) and at the Obihiro University in Japan. His long list of publications comprises basic insights in the life cycles and diagnostics of species of the protozoan genera Toxoplasma, Sarcocystis, Hammondia, Isospora, Cystoisospora, and Besnoitia. One species – Hammondia heydorni – was named by Jack Frenkel honoring, his intense contributions to the field of protozoan parasites (Fig. 1).


Life Cycle Protozoan Parasite Veterinary Parasitology Basic Insight Sarcocystis Species 
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Further Reading

  1. Heydorn AO (1977) Investigations of the life cycle of Sarcocystis suihominis. Berlin-Münchtierärztl Wschr 90:2018–2024Google Scholar
  2. Mehlhorn H, Heydorn AO (1978) The sarcosporidia: life cycle and fine structure. Adv Parasitol 16:43–92CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Rommel M, Heydorn AO (1972) Contributions to the life cycle of the sarcosporidia. Berlin Münch Vet med Wschr 85:143–145Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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