Description of Sarcocystis turdusi sp. nov. from the common blackbird (Turdus merula).

@article{Kutkien2012DescriptionOS,
  title={Description of Sarcocystis turdusi sp. nov. from the common blackbird (Turdus merula).},
  author={Liuda Kutkienė and Petras Prakas and Dalius Butkauskas and Aniolas Sruoga},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2012},
  volume={139 11},
  pages={1438-43}
}
Cysts of Sarcocystis species were found in 24 of 44 (54·5%) examined blackbirds (Turdus merula). Under the light microscope, only 1 morphological type of cyst was found in all birds investigated. Ribbon-shaped cysts were long (the largest fragment found amounted to 7 mm) and of different thickness (25-206 μm). A cyst wall reached up to 3·5 μm and had finger-like protrusions. Under the transmission electron microscope, a single cyst isolated from 1 blackbird was studied. The cyst wall was 2·5-4… CONTINUE READING