Corpus ID: 37764652

Trichodina xenopodus, a ciliated protozoan, in a laboratory-maintained Xenopus laevis.

@article{Collymore2013TrichodinaXA,
  title={Trichodina xenopodus, a ciliated protozoan, in a laboratory-maintained Xenopus laevis.},
  author={Chereen Collymore and Julie R. White and Christine C Lieggi},
  journal={Comparative medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={
          310-2
        }
}
A postmortem evaluation of a domestically bred, adult, female Xenopus laevis revealed the presence of a urinary bladder protozoan consistent with Trichodina xenopodus. T. xenopodus is considered an incidental finding, as its presence in the urinary bladder in frogs has not been correlated with disease or with urinary bladder epithelial lesions. Trichodina spp. are ciliated protozoa known to colonize many species of amphibians and fish. These protozoa frequently inhabit the skin and gills, but… Expand