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1 October 1986 EIMERIA FRATERCULAE SP. N. IN THE KIDNEYS OF ATLANTIC PUFFINS (FRATERCULA ARCTICA) FROM NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA: SPECIES DESCRIPTION AND LESIONS
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Renal coccidiosis is reported for the first time in an auk (Alcidae). Infection was detected in seven of 50 nestling Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica) and a new species of coccidia, Eimeria fraterculae sp. n., is described. The structure and sporulation of oocysts are characterized. Meronts, gamonts, and developing oocysts were present in collecting duct epithelium of medullary cones. The predominant host response was hypertrophy of infected cells, tubule dilation, and a mild localized peritubular infiltration with mononuclear inflammatory cells.

Leighton and Gajadhar: EIMERIA FRATERCULAE SP. N. IN THE KIDNEYS OF ATLANTIC PUFFINS (FRATERCULA ARCTICA) FROM NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA: SPECIES DESCRIPTION AND LESIONS
Frederick A. Leighton and Alvin A. Gajadhar "EIMERIA FRATERCULAE SP. N. IN THE KIDNEYS OF ATLANTIC PUFFINS (FRATERCULA ARCTICA) FROM NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA: SPECIES DESCRIPTION AND LESIONS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 22(4), 520-526, (1 October 1986). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-22.4.520
Received: 8 July 1985; Published: 1 October 1986
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