Cyclospora cercopitheci Eberhard, da
Silva, Lilley and Pieniazek, 1999.
Type host: Cercopithecus
aethiops Linnaeus, 1758.
Type locality: AFRICA: Ethiopia,
Wollega Province, Gimbie.
Geographic distribution: AFRICA:
Description of oocyst: Oocyst shape:
number of walls: 1; wall characteristics: smooth; L x W: 9.2 x 9.2
(8-10); L/W ratio: 1.0; M: absent; OR: absent; PG: absent.
Distinctive features of oocyst: small size, lack of OR and PG.
Description of sporocysts and
Sporocyst shape: lemon-shaped; L x W: 6-7 x 4-5; L/W ratio: 1.5; SB:
present and prominent; SSB: absent; PSB: absent;
present; SR characteristics: clumped globules; SP: 10-13 x 1.5, tapered
at both ends.
Distinctive features of sporocyst: presence of SB and SP that are
than L of sporocysts.
Prevalence: 1 of 16 (6%)
Sporulation: Exogenous. Oocysts
sporulated in 2.5% aqueous (w/v) potassium
Prepatent period: Unknown.
Patent period: Unknown.
Site of infection: Unknown. Oocysts
collected from feces.
deposited: Phototype in the
USNPC No. 088837.
Remarks: Two SSU-rRNA sequences
were submitted separately to GenBank and assigned accession
#AF111184 and # AF111185.
References: Eberhard et al. (1999)