Sarcocystidae

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Sarcocystidae
Toxoplasma gondii tachy.jpg
Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Sar
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Subclass: Coccidiasina
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Family: Sarcocystidae
Poche 1913
Subfamilies and species

Sarcocystinae
  Frenkelia
  Sarcocystis
Toxoplasmatinae
  Besnoitia
  Hammondia
  Hyaloklossia
  Nephroisospora
  Neospora
  Toxoplasma

The Sarcocystidae are a family of Apicomplexa associated with a variety of diseases in humans and other animals.

Taxonomy[edit]

Genera in this family include:

Evolution[edit]

The genera Neospora and Toxoplasma appear to have diverged about 28 million years ago.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reid AJ, Vermont SJ, Cotton JA, et al. (2012). "Comparative genomics of the apicomplexan parasites Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum: Coccidia differing in host range and transmission strategy". PLoS Pathog. 8 (3): e1002567. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002567. PMC 3310773. PMID 22457617.

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