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Sarcocysts (Sarcocystis sp.: Sporozoa) in the European badger, Meles meles

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 April 2009

K. Odening
Affiliation:
Institute of Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, PF 1103, D-10252 Berlin, Germany
M. Stolte
Affiliation:
Institute of Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, PF 1103, D-10252 Berlin, Germany
G. Walter
Affiliation:
Institute of Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, PF 1103, D-10252 Berlin, Germany
I. Bockhardt
Affiliation:
Institute of Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, PF 1103, D-10252 Berlin, Germany
W. Jakob
Affiliation:
Institute of Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, PF 1103, D-10252 Berlin, Germany

Summary

Sarcocysts from the tongue muscle of a European badger (Meles meles) are reported for the first time and described by light and transmission electron microscopy. Judging from the ultrastructure of the cyst wall, the parasite is similar to the species Sarcocystis gracilis Rátz, 1909 sensu Erber, Boch & Barth (1978) from roe deer and possibly identical with it. This is noteworthy regarding the intermediate host specificity.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1994

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