The gametocyte development of Leucocytozoon simondi

TitleThe gametocyte development of Leucocytozoon simondi
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1954
AuthorsCook ARichards
JournalProceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington
Volume21
Issue1
Pagination1-9
KeywordsSIMULIIDAE
Abstract

Evidence is presented that the gametocytes of L. simondi found in the circulating blood of the duck, develop exclusively in the red blood cell series. Both the round and elongate gametocytes appear to be mature and no transitional stages between the two could be found. No evidence of pigment was seen in either form.