One morphologic type of sarcocyst
was found in 26% (7/27) of Eurasian coots (Fulica atra) and was described as Sarcocystis fulicae n sp using morphologic, 18S ribosomal (r)DNA, 28S rDNA, and internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) analysis.
So far, studies of single cells Sarcocyst
pollution, and its relation to age and sex of the animal, and confirm the presence of the parasite molecular analysis has been done, in the city of Boroujerd.
Scientists were unsure whether to classify the species as protozoa or as fungi because only the sarcocyst
stage had been identified.
It is speculated that avian species that evolved in the same environment as opossums are able to survive pulmonary schizogony with sarcocyst
formation and are thus more resistant to fatal pulmonary disease.
Fritz, "Neural Sarcocystosis in a Straw-Necked Ibis (Carphibis spinicollis) Associated with a Sarcocystis neuron-alike Organism and Description of Muscular Sarcocysts
of an Unidentified Sarcocystis Species," The Journal of Parasitology, vol.
Ultrastructural differentiation between sarcocysts
of Sarcocystis hirsuta and Sarcocystis hominis.
The parasite ultimately disseminates to skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle, where it forms sarcocysts
containing large numbers of parasites that are infectious for a definitive host.
Prevalence of Sarcocystic sarcocysts
in nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) from Florida.
Parasites found included tapeworms, coccidia, and sarcocysts
. Additional testing is underway.
Tissue samples of the opossum (Dideiphis virginiana), raccoon (Procyon lotor), hispid cot ton rat (Sigmodon hispidus), deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), and the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogastor) were examined microscopically for merozoites and/or sarcocysts
. Twenty-one (35%) of the sixty samples surveyed, including samples from D.
were also identified in the skeletal muscle of one dove.
Several cases were histologically confirmed by detection of intramuscular sarcocysts
. Before these reports associated with travel to Tioman Island, <100 cases of intramuscular infection with Sarcocystis spp.