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Scientific classification e
Clade: SAR
Infrakingdom: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Family: Sarcocystidae
Genus: Besnoitia

Besnoitia is a genus of apicomplexan parasites.

Life cycle[edit]

The life cycle of many of the species in this genus are not known. The life cycle may be complex with various intermediate hosts and vectors including Stomoxys and Tabanidae.

Pathology and effects on the host[edit]

Infection with these parasites causes pedunculated lesions in the skin, nasal cavity and larynx of domestic animals. The lesions consist of exophytic nodules protruding from mucosal surfaces.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Besnoitia " (HTML). NCBI taxonomy. Bethesda, MD: National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 8 January 2019.