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Re-descriptions of Isospora ameivae Carini, 1932 in the Teiid Lizard Ameiva ameiva and Isospora hemidactyli Carini, 1936 in the Gecko Hemidactylus mabouia, with Particular Reference to their Endogenous Stages

Author(s): Lainson R | Paperna I

Journal: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
ISSN 0074-0276

Volume: 94;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 459;
Date: 1999;
Original page

Keywords: Hemidactylus mabouia | Ameiva ameiva | lizards | Isospora hemidactyli | Isospora ameivae | endogenous stages | Brazil

Redescriptions are given of the mature oocysts of Isospora ameivae Carini, 1932, from the teiid lizard Ameiva ameiva, and Isospora hemidactyli Carini,1936 from the gecko Hemidactylus mabouia, in north Brazil. The endogenous stages of the two parasites in the small intestine are described. Those of I. ameivae are intracytoplasmic, whereas those of I. hemidactyli are intranuclear.
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