description of sarcocystis turdusi sp. nov. from the common blackbird (turdus merula).cysts of sarcocystis species were found in 24 of 44 (54·5%) examined blackbirds (turdus merula). under the light microscope, only 1 morphological type of cyst was found in all birds investigated. ribbon-shaped cysts were long (the largest fragment found amounted to 7 mm) and of different thickness (25-206 μm). a cyst wall reached up to 3·5 μm and had finger-like protrusions. under the transmission electron microscope, a single cyst isolated from 1 blackbird was studied. the cyst wall was 2·5-4·4 ...201222814103
accipiter hawks (accipitridae) confirmed as definitive hosts of sarcocystis turdusi, sarcocystis cornixi and sarcocystis sp. ex phalacrocorax carbo.sarcocystis is a large genus of protozoan parasites with complex heteroxenous life cycles. for many species, either the intermediate or the definitive host is still unknown. in this study, 116 accipiter hawks (eurasian sparrowhawks and northern goshawks) were investigated for the presence of sarcocystis spp. in their intestinal tract or their faeces. to gain a wide distribution, samples were collected throughout germany within 2 years. it was possible to detect sarcocystis-like oocysts in 65 sam ...201627083188
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