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Title: A Blastocystis species from the sea-snake, Lapemis hardwickii (Serpentes:Hydrophiidae)
Authors: Teow, W.L.
Zaman, V. 
Ng, G.C.
Chan, Y.C. 
Yap, E.H. 
Howe, J.
Gopalakrishnakone, P. 
Singh, M. 
Issue Date: 1991
Citation: Teow, W.L., Zaman, V., Ng, G.C., Chan, Y.C., Yap, E.H., Howe, J., Gopalakrishnakone, P., Singh, M. (1991). A Blastocystis species from the sea-snake, Lapemis hardwickii (Serpentes:Hydrophiidae). International Journal for Parasitology 21 (6) : 723-726. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Observations were made on Blastocystis isolated from the sea-snake, Lapemis hardwickii. Exponential growth of the organism was observed between 2 and 4 days of culture. Vacuolated, amoeboid and granular forms were observed in cultures, similar to B. hominis. The optimal growth temperature for the sea-snake Blastocystis was 24°C compared with 37°C for B. hominis. The karyotypic patterns of B. hominis and the sea-snake Blastocystis were studied in the clamped homogeneous electric field (CHEF) technique was found to be different. Based on the above differences, the sea-snake Blastocystis was designated as Blastocystis lapemi sp. nov.
Source Title: International Journal for Parasitology
ISSN: 00207519
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