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Entopolypoides Mayer 1933

Entopolypoides macaci Mayer, 1933

Jan Votýpka
Containing group: Babesiidae


Entopolypoides Mayer, 1933; monotypic

Type species Entopolypoides macaci Mayer, 1933

Trophozoites multiply by binary fission in the erythrocytes and produce typical pairs reminiscent of the genus Babesia. Filaments are not present on parasitized erythrocytes, a character that distinguishes Entopolypoides from the genus Echinozoon. Trophozoites are amoeboid with long polypoid arms of cytoplasm and dispersed chromatin particles; they are smaller than in Babesia. No pigment is formed. This parasite was originally described from the macaque Macaca irus; later it was found in Cercopithecus and experimentally it was found to be infectious for several other nonhuman primates. The vector remains unknown.

Other Names for Entopolypoides macaci Mayer, 1933

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Jan Votýpka
Department of Parasitology, Charles University

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