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Babesia peircei sp. nov. from the jackass penguin

R.A. Earlé, F.W. Huchzermeyer, G.F. Bennett, J.J. Brassy

Abstract


An avian piroplasm, Babesia peircei sp. nov. is described from the jackass penguin Spheniscus demersus. Morphological differences between Babesia peircei sp. nov. and the other valid Babesia spp. are discussed together with the possible vectors.



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