Rotifers ingest oocysts of Cryptosporidium parvum.

  title={Rotifers ingest oocysts of Cryptosporidium parvum.},
  author={Ronald Fayer and James M. Trout and Elizabeth J. Walsh and Robert Cole},
  journal={The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology},
  volume={47 2},
Six genera of rotifers including Philodina, Monostyla, Epiphanes, Euchlanis, Brachionus, and Asplanchna were exposed to oocysts of Cryptosporidium parvum cleaned of fecal debris. Unstained oocysts and those stained with fluorescein-conjugated monoclonal antibody were added to suspensions of viable rotifers and were examined by phase-contrast, differential interference contrast, and fluorescence microscopy. Rotifers of all six genera were observed ingesting oocysts. A maximum of 25 oocysts was… CONTINUE READING