Ultrastructure of the cyst and life cycle of Sarcocystis sp. from wild sheep (Ovis musimon).


Sarcocystis sp. (Eimeriina: Sarcocystidae) is described as a heteroxenous coccidian with domestic dogs as an experimental definitive host and wild sheep (Ovis musimon) as natural intermediate hosts. Mature sarcocysts of this Sarcocystis sp. were examined by transmission electron microscopy. Sarcocysts in various muscle tissues were microscopic, had a thin… (More)