Life Cycles of Coccidia of Domestic Animals describes the structure and physiology of all stages of the life cycle of coccidian of domestic animals. This book discusses the area of location of coccidia in the body of the host. Organized into seven chapters, this book begins with an overview of the characteristics of the group of parasitic protozoa to which the coccidia belong. This text then describes the characteristics of development and duration of the coccidian infection. Other chapters consider the conditions necessary for the survival of the oocysts in the external environment. This book discusses as well the effects of external factors on sporulation. The final chapter deals with the conditions determining infection of the host by coccidia. This book is a valuable resource for microbiologists and parasitologists. Readers who are interested in the fundamental ecology of this group of parasitic protozoa will also find this book extremely useful.
Editor's Preface Author's Preface Chapter I. The Basic Types of Life Cycles of Representatives of the Class Sporozoa Chapter II. Morphophysiological Properties of Various Stages of the Life Cycle of Coccidia of the Suborder Eimeriidea Asexual Reproduction Schizonts and Schizogony Merozoites The Sexual Process Microgametes and Microgametogenesis Macrogametes and Their Development Fertilization and the Formation of Walls on the Surface of the Zygote The Oocyst Sporogony The Formation of Sporocysts and Sporozoites Sporocysts The Residual Body of the Oocyst and Sporocyst and the Light-Refracting Bodies Sporozoites Reduction Division Sex Determination Chapter III. Localization of the Various Stages of the Coccidian Life Cycle within the Host Chapter IV. The Continuity of a Coccidian Infection The Prepatent Period The Patent Period Dynamics of Oocyst Output during the Patent Period Daily Dynamics of Oocyst Output Number of Oocysts Eliminated during the Patent Period Chapter V. Sporulation of Oocysts and Their Survival in the External Environment Significance of Oxygen during Sporulation Survival Time of Oocysts under Anaerobic Conditions Effect of Temperature on Oocyst Sporulation Relationship between Sporulation and Humidity Relationship between Sporulation and the Effects of Chemical Factors Sporulation of the Oocysts in the External Environment Effects of Radiation on Oocysts Effects of Ultraviolet Rays Effects of X-Rays Effects of Coccidiostatic Preparations on Oocyst Sporulation Chapter VI. Conditions Determining the Infection of the Host by Coccidia Entry of the Oocysts into the Host Excystation of Sporozoites Site of Excystation in the Digestive Tract Conditions for In Vivo Excys
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- 1st January 1972
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