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Short description: Genus of single-celled organisms

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Chromista
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Family: Sarcocystidae
Genus: Besnoitia

Besnoitia is a genus of apicomplexan parasites.

Life cycle

The life cycle of many of the species in this genus are not known. The life cycle may be complex with various intermediate hosts and vectors including Stomoxys and Tabanidae.

Pathology and effects on the host

Infection with these parasites causes pedunculated lesions in the skin, nasal cavity and larynx of domestic animals. The lesions consist of exophytic nodules protruding from mucosal surfaces.

See also


Wikidata ☰ Q4896338 entry