Tyzzeria boae n. sp., (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae), a new coccidíum from the Kidney of the Snake Boa constrictor constrictor (Serpentes: Boidaé)
A new species of Tyzzeria is described from the kidney of the snake Boa constrictor constrictor Linnaeus, from the State of Pará, north Brazil. Oocysts from the chacal contents matured in eight days, at approximately 24°C. They measured 19.0 x 18.0 (15.0 x 15.0 - 22.5 x 21.5) µm, shape-index (length/width) 1.0 (1.0- 1.1). The oocyst wall is of an extremely delicate single, colourless layer, with no micropyle. Division of the oocyst contents into the 8 naked sporozoites leaves a bulky, spherical oocyst residuum averaging 15.5 x 14.8 (13.5 x 13.5 - 18.5 x 17.5) µm: the sporozoites measure an average of 11.0 x 1.8 (8.5 x 1.25 - 12.5 x 2.0) µm, and possess both anterior and posterior refractile bodies. Tyzzeria boae n.sp. is unique among the recorded species of the genus by virtue of its development in the epithelial cells of the distai convoluted tubules and collecting tubules of the kidney: stages in the merogony and gametogony of the parasite are described and figured.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationRALPH, Lainson; PAPERNA, Ilan. Tyzzeria boae n. sp., (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae), a new coccidíum from the Kidney of the Snake Boa constrictor constrictor (Serpentes: Boidaé). Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, v. 89, n. 4, p. 523-530, oct./dec. 1994.
Serpentes / anatomia & histologia