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A new coccidian parasite, Isospora samoaensis, from the wattled honeyeater (Foulehaio carunculata) from American samoa

  title={A new coccidian parasite, Isospora samoaensis, from the wattled honeyeater (Foulehaio carunculata) from American samoa},
  author={K Adamczyk and Thomas E. McQuistion and Dennis A. LaPointe},
  journal={Acta Protozoologica},
A new species of Isospora is described from the feces of the wattled honeyeater, Foulehaio carunculata from American Samoa. Numerous oocysts of similar morphology were found in a single adult wattled honeyeater. Sporulated oocysts are ovoid, 28.9 x 26.1 (25-32 x 23-30) μm, with a smooth, colorless, bilayered wall; the inner wall is slightly thicker and darker than the outer wall. The average shape index is 1.1. No micropyle or oocyst residuum are present but the oocyst contains one or two ovoid… Expand

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