Sarcocystis: Development in Cultured Avian and Mammalian Cells

Science  29 May 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3935, pp. 1104-1105
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3935.1104


Sarcocystis, a protozoan that parasitizes muscle tissue of reptiles, birds, and mammals, including man, developed in avian and mammalian cell cultlures. Mctile banana-shaped organisms, released from cysts in grackle muscle, entered cells and transformed into enlarged ellipsoid or oblong stages, which developed into either multinucleate or cyst-like stages, or both.