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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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One morphologic type of sarcocyst was found in 26% (7/27) of Eurasian coots (Fulica atra) and was described as Sarcocystis fulicae n sp using morphologic, 18S ribosomal (r)DNA, 28S rDNA, and internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) analysis.
Protozoan parasites are common causes of extensive abortion in livestock and some species, including Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora and Sarcocystis, have a two-host life cycle (19).
In Japan, deep freezing has become a legal obligation to prevent infection with Kudoa septempunctata myxozoan parasite in flounder and Sarcocystis fayeri protozoon parasite in horse meat.
Igne, yara, vektor Intraeritrositik asama, sporozoit Sarcocystis spp.
Eight foods contained the protozoa sarcocystis, which can be dangerous to livestock.
Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum,and Sarcocystis species are apicomplexan parasites that are important parasites of humans and domestic and wild animals.
Dubey, "Parasitemia and early tissue localization of Sarcocystis neurona in interferon gamma gene knockout mice fed sporocysts," Journal of Parasitology, vol.
The answer is sarcocystis, an infection that occurs from ingesting parasitic water or food that has been contaminated by the fecal matter of raccoons, skunks, possums ...