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1. (Animals) a member of the species of parasite Sarcocystis
2. (Biology) a disease caused by such a parasite
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Noun1.Sarcocystis - chief genus of the order Sarcosporidia
protoctist genus - any genus of Protoctista
order Sarcosporidia, Sarcosporidia - imperfectly known parasites of the muscles of vertebrates
sarcocystidean, sarcocystieian, sarcosporidian - parasite of the muscles of vertebrates
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Contaminants Organochlorines Lead Mercury Disease testing Hematology Serum biochemistry Fecal and tracheal cultures General bacterial screen Coxiella burnetti Paramyxovirus-1 Avian influenza-A Sarcocystis Mycobacterium Chlamydophila psittaci Salmonella Brachyspira Mycoplasma Adenovirus
Opossums are the hosts for Sarcocystis neurona, the cause of a fatal neurologic disease in horses (EPM or equine protozoal myeloencephalitis).
Sheep, who, in four species of Sarcocystis, two pathogenic species, which are transmitted by dogs as final hosts, and it is, contains microscopic cysts, and include:
Abundant protozoa were seen in lungs and heart; intense immunoreactivity to Sarcocystis falcatula protozoa was found in vessels, lungs, heart, and perineural tissues; occasional immunoreactivity was found in dermis and brain endothelium.
For each sample, we will run toxicology tests to determine heavy metal accumulation, a PCR test to assess the presence of Trypansoma cruzi, and fluorescent antibody tests to determine whether any of the following are present: Toxoplasma gondii, Sarcocystis neurona, Sarcocystis falcatula, Besnoitia darlingli Neospora caninurn, Leptospira, and Encephalitozoon cuniculi.
The parasite, which Grigg and his colleagues dubbed Sarcocystis pinnipedi, invades cells and can cause inflammation that damages tissues.
Earlier, in 2012, Dr Grigg and his team indentified a new strain of a parasite, Sarcocystis, which killed over 400 grey seals inhabitant in North Atlantic.
Mapping of quantitative trait loci affecting resistance/susceptibility to Sarcocystis miescheriana in swine.
Frequency of horizontal and vertical transmission for Sarcocystis cruzi and Neospora caninum in dairy cattle.
One, Sarcocystis neurona, is a newcomer to the northwest coastal region of North America and is not known to infect people, while the other, Toxoplasma gondii, has been established there for some time and caused a large outbreak of disease in people in 1995.
Now the otter is in trouble again, at the mercy of a protozoan infection called Sarcocystis neurona, a parasite he most likely ingested while grooming himself.
Flies as natural transport hosts of Sarcocystis and other coccidia.