Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Cyclospora Species

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_777-2


Genus of Coccidia.

Important Species

Table 1.
Table 1

Important species of the genus Cyclospora



Infected tissues

Oocyst size

Prepatent period

Cyclospora cayetanensis

Humans (AIDS patients)

Intestinal cells

8–10 μm


Cyclospora caryolytica

Mole (Talpa)

Intestinal cells

8–12 μm


Cyclospora viperae


Intestinal cells

9–12 μm



Life Cycle Important Species Human Species Diarrheic Stool Coccidian Oocyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

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