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Hepatocystis brosseti

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Domain  Eukaryota
Class  Aconoidasida
Family  Plasmodiidae
Scientific name  Hepatocystis brosseti
Phylum  Apicomplexa
Order  Haemosporida
Genus  Hepatocystis
Rank  Species

Hepatocystis brosseti is a species of the genus Hepatocystis.

Contents

Species in this genus are parasitic protozoa transmitted by flies of the genus Culicoides and infect mammals.

History

This species was described in 1977 by Miltgen et al.

Geographical distribution

This species is found in Makokou, Gabon.

Description

The cysts are found in the liver and spleen. Once mature the schizonts become extracellular, convoluted and filled with abundant colloidal substance. They are of medium size (diameter 250 micrometres).

Host record

This species infects Franquet's epauletted fruit bat (Epomops franqueti).

References

Hepatocystis brosseti Wikipedia


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