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Protozoa species recognized within this genus
Summary Information

Species referenced within Wildpro

Protozoa Species specifically affecting Waterfowl
  • Tyzzeria alleni
  • Tyzzeria chenicusae
  • Tyzzeria pellerdyi
  • Tyzzeria perniciosa
  • Tyzzeria parvula

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Protozoa Genus Summary Information
Taxonomic Classification (Classification of protozoa is an evolving discipline. The information in Wildpro has been carefully referenced to the source material, as far as possible. Readers requiring further clarification should consult the source materials and more recent publications. Classification information in Wildpro will be altered when clear and scientifically endorsed new information regarding taxonomic divisions becomes available to us.

This section is currently predominantly used in Wildpro to link different data types and demonstrate inter-relationships. It does not contain detailed information on the protozoan genus itself.)

  • Coccidia.
  • Coccidia genera can be identified from oocysts: Eimeria - four sporocysts, each containing two sporozoites; Wenyonella - four sporocysts, each containing four sporozoites; Tyzzeria - eight sporozoites, not contained in sporocysts; Isospora two sporocysts, each containing four sporozoites (B14, B32.34.w11).
Waterfowl Diseases Associated with this Genus Intestinal coccidiosis (Coccidiosis, Coccidiasis, Eimeria Infection) Waterfowl Disease Summary Protozoal infection of the intestines, which may cause diarrhoea, sometimes deaths and occasional epizootics in wild waterfowl.
Waterfowl in which the DISEASE has been recorded (NOT necessarily this specific organism)

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Primary References at the level of this taxa
B24 E J L Soulsby
Helminths, Arthropods and Protozoa of Domesticated Animals: Seventh Edition
B73 Eleanor Lawrence
Henderson's Dictionary of Biological Terms, 11th Edition
B79 Lynn Margulis and Karlene V Schwartz
Five Kingdoms - An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth, 3rd Edition
B110 C. H. Gardiner, R. Fayer, J. P. Dubey
An Atlas of Protozoan Parasites in Animal Tissues

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