Taxonomy: Class Blastocystea
Animal: Blastocystis sp 6 13.jpg
Sites: Gut
Blastocystis sp from duck faeces. (EM by Deb Stenzel). Blastocystis sp. infections are common in birds - unlike Blastocystis sp. in chickens, the Blastocystis sp in ducks has a nucleus with a crescentic band of chromatin as in the human parasite. (see Boreham PFL and Stenzel DJ. 1993. Blastocystis in Humans and Animals. IN Advances in Parasitology. Vol 32. Acad Press. London)

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