Entopolypoides macaciJan Votýpka
Entopolypoides Mayer, 1933; monotypic
Type species Entopolypoides macaci Mayer, 1933Trophozoites 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.
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