Morphological and genetic characterisation of Sarcocystis halieti from the great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

@article{Prakas2018MorphologicalAG,
  title={Morphological and genetic characterisation of Sarcocystis halieti from the great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)},
  author={P. Prakas and D. Butkauskas and S. Svazas and V. Stanevi{\vc}ius},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={117},
  pages={3663-3667}
}
Having examined 19 great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) hunted in Lithuania, sarcocysts were found in the muscles of two birds. Sarcocysts detected were examined using light microscopy (LM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and 18S rDNA, 28S rDNA, ITS1, cox1, and rpoB sequence comparison. Based on the molecular analysis, mainly of the ITS1 region, sarcocysts were identified as Sarcocystis halieti. This is the first Sarcocystis species characterised in the great cormorant. Under the LM… Expand
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