Angeiocystis

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Angeiocystis is a genus of parasitic alveolate eukaryotes belonging to the phylum Apicomplexa.

Taxonomy

This genus was created in 1904 by Brasil.[1]

Currently there is only one species recognised in this genus.

Life cycle

This species infects the heart of marine polychaete worms

The sporocyts may contain up to 30 sporozoites. The sporozoites are slender and curved with length of up to 25 µm.

The gamonts are initially sausage shaped and later become spherical.

The microgametes are biflagellated and several are formed from each microgametocyte.

Host records

This parasite was described from the worm Cirriformia tentaculata (family Cirratulidae). This genus was previously known as Audouinia.

References

  1. ^ Brasil L (1904) CR Acad Sci Paris 139: 646
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Angeiocystis: Brief Summary

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Angeiocystis is a genus of parasitic alveolate eukaryotes belonging to the phylum Apicomplexa.

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