A Hammondia-like parasite from the European fox (Vulpes vulpes) forms biologically viable tissue cysts in cell culture.

Tissue cysts of parasites of the genus Hammondia are rarely described in naturally or experimentally infected intermediate hosts. However, ultrastructural examinations on tissue cyst stages of Hammondia sp. are needed, e.g. to compare these stages with those of Neospora caninum and other related parasites. We describe a cell culture system employed to… (More)