Coccidian protozoan. All coccidians are intracellular parasites of various vertebrates and invertebrates. Eimeria tenella infects chick intestinal epithelial cells and is of veterinary importance. The trophozoites invade host cells, proliferate as merozoites by schizogony which can then infect adjacent cells if released. Merozoites differentiate to
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A genus of protozoan parasites of the subclass coccidia. Various species are parasitic in the epithelial cells of the liver and intestines of man and other animals. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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genus of parasitic protozoans of the spore-producing phylum Apicomplexa (previously Sporozoa). Eimeria, which causes coccidiosis in livestock and ...
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Eimeria is a genus of Apicomplexan parasites that includes various species responsible for the poultry disease coccidiosis. The genus is named for the German zoologist Theodor Eimer. The oocysts of Eimeria steidai were first seen by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek in the bile of a rabbit in 1674. == Description == The Coccidia genera can be identified from
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Eimeria is a member of the Coccidia vera order.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ī-mēr′ē-ă Definitions: 1. A coccidian parasite that affects mammals, fish, and poultry; abbreviated taxonomy: Eukaryota; Alveolata; Apiocomplexa; Coccidia; Eimeriida; Eimeriidae. Sporozoites that invasde intestinal mucosa cause diarrhea, hemorrhage, tenesmus, dehydroation, weight loss, and in adva
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