Vet Parasitol 2021 Jun 2;296:109480. Epub 2021 Jun 2.
College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, 225009, China; Jiangsu Co-innovation Center for Prevention and Control of Important Animal Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, 225009, China; Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Zoonosis, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, 225009, China. Electronic address:
Eimeria necatrix is one of the most pathogenic chicken coccidia and causes avian coccidiosis, an enteric disease of major economic importance worldwide. Eimeria parasites have complex developmental life cycles, with an exogenous phase in the environment and an endogenous phase in the chicken intestine. Oocysts excreted by chickens rapidly undergo meiosis and cell division to form eight haploid sporozoites (SZ). Read More