Gibbsia

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Gibbsia
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Suborder: Eimeriorina
Family: Eimeriidae
Genus: Gibbsia
Levine 1986
Species

Gibbsia archiuli

Gibbsia is a genus of parasitic protozoa of the phylum Apicomplexa.

There is only one species known in this genus.

Taxonomy[edit]

This genus was created by Levine for a species of protozoa that were discovered by Gibbs in 1952.[1]

Description[edit]

The only known species in this genus was found in South Africa.

It infects the garden millipede (Archiulus moreleti).

Merogony, gamogony and sporogony occur within the host's blood cells.

Microgametes are not flagellated.

Oocysts contain four sporocysts. Each sporocyst has a single sporozoite.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levine ND (1986) Gibbsia archiuli (Apicomplexa, Eucoccidiorida) n. g., n. sp. from the millipede Archiulus moreleti. J Euk Micro 33 (2) 300–301