Babesiosoma

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Babesiosoma
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Aconoidasida
Subclass: Coccidia
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Suborder: Adeleorina
Family: Dactylosomatidae
Genus: Babesiosoma
Species

Babesiosoma bettencourti
Babesiosoma jahni
Babesiosoma mariae
Babesiosoma ophicephali
Babesiosoma scombri
Babesiosoma stableri
Babesiosoma tetragonis

Babesiosoma is a genus of parasitic protozoa in the phylum Apicomplexia.

They have two hosts in their life cycle: the vertebrate hosts are fish and the invertebrate vectors are leeches.

This genus has been poorly studied and little is known about it.

History[edit]

The genus was created in 1956 by Jakowski and Nigrelli.[1]

Seven species have been recognised in this genus.[2][3][4]

Meronts: These develop in erythrocytes and divide to produce four small merozoites, characteristically in a cruciform or rosette arrangement.

Gametocytes: These are larger and more elongated than the meronts and are generally club-shaped.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jakowska S, Nigrelli RF (1956)Some protozoan diseases of man and animals: Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, and Toxoplasmosis. Annal NY Acad Sci 64, 112–127
  2. ^ Misra KK, Haldar DP, Chakravarty MM (1969) Babesiosoma ophicephali n. sp. from the freshwater teleost Ophicephalus punctatus Bloch. J Protozool 16(3):446-449
  3. ^ Negm-Eldin MM (1998) Life cycle, host restriction and longevity of Babesiosoma mariae HOARE, 1930 (Apicomplexa: Dactylosomatidae). Dtsch Tierarztl Wochenschr 105(10):367-374
  4. ^ Smit NJ, Van As JG, Davies AJ (2003) Observations on Babesiosoma mariae (Apicomplexa: Dactylosomatidae) from the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Folia Parasitol (Praha) 50(1):85-86