Corpus ID: 43800268

A survey of Blastocystis in reptiles.

  title={A survey of Blastocystis in reptiles.},
  author={W. L. Teow and G. Ng and P. P. Chan and Y. Chan and E. Yap and V. Zaman and M. Singh},
  journal={Parasitology research},
  volume={78 5},
A total of 28 species of reptiles were investigated for Blastocystis using light microscopy and in vitro culture in biphasic egg slant medium. Blastocystis species were detected in 8 (28.6%) of these 28 species in 3 tortoises (Geochelone elephantopus, G. elegans and G. carbonaria), 3 snakes (Boiga dendrophilla, Python reticulatus and Elaphe radiata), 1 crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) and 1 iguana lizard (Cyclura cornuta). The reptilian Blastocystis appeared to be morphologically similar to B… Expand
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