Larval Gulf Coast ticks (Amblyomma maculatum) [Acari: Ixodidae] as host for Hepatozoon americanum [Apicomplexa: Adeleorina].

@article{Ewing2002LarvalGC,
  title={Larval Gulf Coast ticks (Amblyomma maculatum) [Acari: Ixodidae] as host for Hepatozoon americanum [Apicomplexa: Adeleorina].},
  author={Sidney A. Ewing and Joseph G. Dubois and J. Sharman Mathew and Roger J. Panciera},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2002},
  volume={103 1-2},
  pages={
          43-51
        }
}
Laboratory-reared larval Gulf Coast ticks (GCTs) (Amblyomma maculatum) were exposed experimentally and found to acquire Hepatozoon americanum infection while feeding on parasitemic dogs. These ticks supported gamogonic and sporogonic development of the apicomplexan, and oocysts from newly molted nymphs were infectious for a dog. Other nymphs from this cohort that were allowed to feed on a blood-parasite naive sheep molted normally; the resulting adult ticks contained oocysts that were… CONTINUE READING
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