Accession Number : ADA259297


Title :   Ultrastructure of Sporozoites of Schellackia golvani (Eimeriorina: Lankesterellidae) in the Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis


Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Klein, T A ; Akin, D C ; Young, D G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259297.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : In the lizard host, Schellackia golvani sporozoites were observed in parasitophorous vacuoles of the polymorphonuclear series of leukocytes. Surrounding the parasite in the parasitophorous vacuole are numerous vesicles, intravascular tubules and electron- dense granules. The parasite envelope consists of a double membrane. A cytostome (micropyle), a conoid and apical rings are present. Paralariellate bodies, mitochondria, nucleus, nucleolus, rhopteries, micronemes and a single non-membrane- bound electron-lucid body were identified. The sporozolte subcellular morphology of S. golvani is similar to other sporozoan species belonging to the genera of Schellackia, Haemogregarina, Lankesterella, Eimeria and Toxoplasma.


Descriptors :   *PARASITES , *SPOROZOITES , *TOXOPLASMA , *LEUKOCYTES , REPRINTS , MEMBRANES(BIOLOGY) , MORPHOLOGY , POLYMORPHONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES , REPTILES , MITOCHONDRIA , GRANULES , PARASITOLOGY , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , ELECTRONS , AVAILABILITY , VERTEBRATES


Subject Categories : Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE