Piroplasma


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Piroplasma

(pī'rō-plaz'mă),
Former name for Babesia.
[L. pirum, pear, + G. plasma, a thing formed]
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Piroplasma

An invalid bacterial genus name [Bergey’s], replaced by Babesia.
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Theileria equi (incertae sedis; Piroplasma equi Laveran, 1901) is one of the etiologic agents of equine piroplasmosis.
To the Editor: Fatal piroplasmosis in domestic reindeer (Rangifer spp.) was first reported by Kertzelli in 1909; he named the piroplasm Piroplasma tarandi rhangferis.
In 1889, Smith described little bodies in the erythrocytes of infected cattle; he later recognized (1891) them as protozoa, which he eventually named Piroplasma bigeminum (now called Babesia bigemina).