completion of the life cycle of sarcocystis zuoi, a parasite from norway rat, rattus norvegicus.abstract transmission experiments were performed to elucidate the life cycle of sarcocystis zuoi found in norway rats (rattus norvegicus) from china. two king rat snakes (elaphe carinata) fed sarcocysts from the muscles of 4 naturally infected norway rats shed sporocyts measuring 10.8 ± 0.7 × 8.0 ± 0.7 μm with a prepatent period of 8 to 9 days. sporocyts from the intestine of 2 experimentally infected king rat snakes were given to the laboratory sd rats (rattus norvegicus) and km mice (mus mus ...201122150019
molecular evidence of sarcocystis species in captive snakes in japan.sarcocystis nesbitti, using snakes as the definitive host, is a causative agent of acute human muscular sarcocystosis in malaysia. therefore, it is important to explore the distribution and prevalence of s. nesbitti in snakes. nevertheless, epizootiological information of s. nesbitti in snakes remains insufficient because few surveys have assessed sarcocystis infection in snakes in endemic countries. in japan, snakes are popular exotic pet animals that are imported from overseas, but the degree ...201526044884
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