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Research Project: Detection and Control of Foodborne Parasites for Food Safety

Location: Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory

Title: Sarcocystosis

item Dubey, Jitender

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/1/2020
Publication Date: 3/1/2020
Citation: Dubey, J.P. 2020. Sarcocystosis. In: Coetzer, J.A.W., Thomson, G.R., Maclachlan, N.J., Penrith, M.L., editors. Infectious Diseases of Livestock. 3rd Edition. Anipedia.

Interpretive Summary: Members of the genus Sarcocystis are single-celled organisms, comprising of more than 200 species. Some species of the genus are zoontic and some species cause serious illness in livestock and humans.In the present paper the author summarizes information on biology of Sarcocystis, with special reference to Sarcocystis hominis and Sarcocystis suihominis transmitted by eating undercooked infected beef or pork, respectively.The results will be of interest to biologists, veterinarians, and parasitologists.

Technical Abstract: This is an up to date review of Sarcocystis.