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Teow, W L;Ng, G C;Chan, P P;Chan, Y C;Yap, E H;Zaman, V;Singh, M
A survey of Blastocystis in reptiles
Parasitology Research
1992
Journal Article
78
5
453-455
Cyclura cornuta cornuta;parasites
A total of 28 species of reptiles were investigated for Blastocystis using light microscopy and in vitro culture in biphasic egg slant medium. Blastocystis species were detected in 8 (28.6%) of these 28 species in 3 tortoises (Geochelone elephantopus, G. elegans and G. carbonaria), 3 snakes (Boiga dendrophilla, Python reticulatus and Elaphe radiata), 1 crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) and 1 iguana lizard (Cyclura cornuta). The reptilian Blastocystis appeared to be morphologically similar to B. homihis.