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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Sar
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Subclass: Coccidiasina
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Family: Sarcocystidae
Subfamily: Toxoplasmatinae
Genus: Besnoitia

Besnoitia bennetti
Besnoitia besnoiti
Besnoitia darlingi
Besnoitia jellisoni
Besnoitia sauriana
Besnoitia tarandi
Besnoitia wallacei

Besnoitia is a genus of Apicomplexan protozoan parasite.

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.

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