Legerella

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Legerella
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): SAR
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Suborder: Adeleorina
Family: Adeleidae
Genus: Legerella
Mesnil, 1900
Species

Legerella helminthorum
Legerella hydropori
Legerella nova
Legerella parva
Legerella testiculi

Legerella is a genus of parasitic alveolates of the phylum Apicomplexa.[1] Species in this genus that usually infect the malpighian tubules of invertebrates.

Legerella helminthorum infects the intestinal cells of the nematode Mononchus composticola

Legerella testiculi infects the testes of the millipede Glomeris marginata.

The type species is Legerella nova.

History[edit]

The genus was created by Félix Mesnil in 1900.

Taxonomy[edit]

There are five species known in this genus.

Description[edit]

The oocyst contains numerous sporozoites. Sporocysts do not occur.

Host records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tuzet O, Manier JF (1951) Le cycle de Legerella nova Schneider, coccidie parasite des tubes de Malpighi du Glomeris marginata Villers, et son observation par le microscope à contraste de phases. Annales des sciences naturelles: Zoologie et biologie animale