Gametogony of Eimeria tenelia (Coccidia) in Cell Cultures

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Science  14 Feb 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3868, pp. 695-696
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3868.695


Mature male and female gametocytes of Eimeria tenella, a coccidium of the chicken ceca, developed in primary cultures of chick embryonic kidney cells inoculated with sporozoites. Immature gametocytes appeared in the cultures after approximately 144 hours of incubation at 41°C. Mature micro-and macrogametes were present from 160 to 190 hours after inoculation.

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