Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Two new species of Haemocystidium Castellani & Willey (Apicomplexa: Plasmodiidae) from Pakistani lizards, and the support their meronts provide for the validity of the genus

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Oiseaux_v2b_01712
Auteur(s)
  • Sam R. Telford Jr.
Affiliation(s)
  • The Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, 32611, Gainesville, FL, USA
Résumé

Haemocystidium papernai n. sp., a parasite of Agama nupta fusca in Sind, Pakistan produces large halteridial gametocytes in active infections that do not differ in morphology by sex. In chronic phase macrogametocytes are larger than microgametocytes. In Baluchistan, Agama nupta nupta is parasitised by Haemocystidium quettaensis n. sp. Gametocytes are smaller than those of H. papernai n. sp., round or oval in shape and heavily pigmented. Macrogametocytes are larger than microgametocytes and more heavily pigmented. Merogony of H. papernai n. sp. occurs in endothelium and connective tissue of lungs, heart, liver, spleen and femoral muscles. Meronts form as oval or rounded bodies that apparently are not preceded by the formation of “pseudocytomeres” that appear in the merogony of Haemoproteus spp. in snakes, turtles and birds. Meronts of Haemocystidium kopki were found in the lungs of the Pakistani gecko Teratoscincus scincus that were similar to those of H. papernai n. sp. The meronts of both species closely resemble phanerozoic meronts of saurian Plasmodium spp., and provide adequate justification for recognition of the genus Haemocystidium Castellani & Willey, 1904. Haemocystidium is distinguished from Plasmodium by the absence of an asexual cycle in circulating blood cells, and from Haemoproteus by meronts that do not form as pseudocytomeres. Sex ratios of H. papernai n. sp. varied from 22–47% microgametocytes, with no evident correlation with parasitemia, infection stage or month of collection, and H. kopki infections were comprised of 61–74% microgametocytes.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - health sciences
  • 2 - biomedical research
  • 3 - mycology & parasitology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - invertebres
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Immunology and Microbiology ; 3 - Parasitology
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - parasitology
Identifiant ISTEX
8FE711CCD734F24244CB4F9D8E36AA074F22B164
Revue

Systematic Parasitology

Année de publication
1996
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
9.844
Sous-corpus
  • Oiseaux
Type de publication
Journal
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