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1 December 2013 A New Species of Isospora (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) Infecting the Baiuch Rock Gecko, Bunopus tuberculatus, in Saudi Arabia
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Isospora bors n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) is described from 6 of 30 (20%) Baiuch rock gecko Bunopus tuberculatus Blanford in Saudi Arabia. Sporulated oocysts are subspheroidal to spheroidal, 18 × 16 (17–20 × 15–17) μm, with a bilayered, smooth, yellow-orange wall, without striae or micropyle. Polar body and oocyst residuum, both absent. Sporocysts are ovoidal, 10 × 7 (9–11 × 6–9) μm, with a Stieda body and sporocyst residuum. Endogenous stages developed in the cytoplasm of epithelial cells of the small intestine and above the host cell nucleus.
A. S. Abdel-Baki, S. Al-Quraishy, M. S. A. Al Otaibi and D. W. Duszynski "A New Species of Isospora (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) Infecting the Baiuch Rock Gecko, Bunopus tuberculatus, in Saudi Arabia," Journal of Parasitology 99(6), (1 December 2013). https://doi.org/10.1645/13-265.1
Received: 29 March 2013; Accepted: 1 June 2013; Published: 1 December 2013
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