Polysporella

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Polysporella
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Sar
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Subclass: Coccidiasina
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Suborder: Eimeriorina
Family: Eimeriidae
Genus: Polysporella
Species

Polysporella genovesae

Polysporella is a genus in the phylum Apicomplexa. Species in this genus infect birds. This genus has been poorly studied and little is known about it.

History[edit]

This genus was created by McQuistionin 1990.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

Only one species is recognised in this genus currently.

Description[edit]

The oocysts each have 9-15 sporocysts. Each sporocyst have 2 sporozoites.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McQuistionin T (1990) Polysporella genovesae n. gen., n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the fecal contents of the Galapagos mockingbird, Nesomimus parvulus (Passeriformes: Mimidae)