Barrouxia

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Barrouxia
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Sar
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Subclass: Coccidiasina
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Suborder: Eimeriorina
Family: Barrouxiidae
Genus: Barrouxia
Schneider, 1885
Species

Barrouxia alpina
Barrouxia belostomatis
Barrouxia bulini
Barrouxia caudata
Barrouxia labbei
Barrouxia ornata
Barrouxia schneideri
Barrouxia scolopendris
Barrouxia spiralis
Barrouxia ventricosa

Barrouxia is a genus of parasitic alveolates belonging to the phylum Apicomplexa.

This genus was created by Schneider in 1885.[1] The species in this genus infect invertebrates.

Taxonomy[edit]

Currently there are 10 species recognised in this genus. The original spelling of this genus was Barroussia. This was changed in 1912 to Barrouxia[2][3] but occasionally authors may use the older spelling.

The genus Echinospora was synonymised with Barrouxia by Levine in 1980.[4]

Life cycle[edit]

This species infects the gasterointestinal tract of insects.

The parasite infects the cells of the gut wall. The oocysts contain many sporocysts. The sporocysts are bivalved with a single longitudinal suture. Each sporocyst gives rise to a single sporozoite. The mechanism of infection is via the orofaecal route.

Host records[edit]

Notes[edit]

The genera Echinospora and Urobarrouxia are now regarded as a junior synonym of Barrouxia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levine ND (1983) The genera Barrouxia, Defretinella, and Goussia of the coccidian family Barrouxiidae (Protozoa, Apicomplexa). J Protozool 30: 542-547
  2. ^ Schellack C (1912) Untersuchungen uber die coccidien aus Lithobius und Scolopendra (Barrouxia, Adelea, Eimeria). Verhandlungen der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft 22: 163-179
  3. ^ Schellack C and Reichenow E (1913) Coccidien-Unteruschungen. I. Barrouxia schneideri. Arbeiten aus dem Kaisereichen Gesundheitsamte, Berlin 44: 30-77
  4. ^ Some corrections of coccidian (Apicomplexa: Protozoa) nomenclature. Levine, N. D (1980) J Parasitol 66 (5) 830-834 DOI 10.2307/3280679