Besnoitia oryctofelisi n. sp. (Protozoa: Apicomplexa) from domestic rabbits.


A species of Besnoitia from naturally infected rabbits from Argentina was propagated experimentally in mice, gerbils, rabbits, cats, and cell cultures. Cats fed tissue cysts from rabbits shed oocysts with a prepatent period of nine to 13 days. Sporulated oocysts were infective to gerbils, rabbits, outbred Swiss Webster and interferon gamma gene knockout… (More)


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@article{Dubey2003BesnoitiaON, title={Besnoitia oryctofelisi n. sp. (Protozoa: Apicomplexa) from domestic rabbits.}, author={Jitender Prakash Dubey and C. Sreekumar and David S. Lindsay and Dolores E. Hill and Benjamin Rosenthal and Lucila Venturini and Mar{\'i}a Cecilia Venturini and Ellis C. Greiner}, journal={Parasitology}, year={2003}, volume={126 Pt 6}, pages={521-39} }