Isolates of Sarcocystis falcatula-like organisms from South American opossums Didelphis marsupialis and Didelphis albiventris from São Paulo, Brazil.

@article{Dubey2001IsolatesOS,
  title={Isolates of Sarcocystis falcatula-like organisms from South American opossums Didelphis marsupialis and Didelphis albiventris from S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil.},
  author={Jitender Prakash Dubey and David S. Lindsay and Benjamin M Rosenthal and Claudia Ehlers Kerber and Nobuko Kasai and Hilda F J Pena and Oliver Chun Hung Kwok and Shi Kang Shen and Solange Maria Gennari},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2001},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={1449-53}
}
Isolates of Sarcocystis falcatula-like organisms from South American opossums were characterized based on biological and morphological criteria. Sporocysts from intestinal scrapings of 1 Didelphis marsupialis and 8 Didelphis albiventris from São Paulo, Brazil, were fed to captive budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus). Budgerigars fed sporocysts from all 9 isolates became ill and S. falcatula-like schizonts were identified in sections of their lungs by immunohistochemical staining. Sarcocystis… CONTINUE READING