Biology 625
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Plasmodium of Myxidium serotinum

Definitive hosts: this parasite infects a variety of anuran genera and species
Site of infection: plasmodia are attached to the endothelial lining of the gall bladder; spores are visible in this specimen
Typical size: plasmodia are 0.2-1 mm in diameter
Distribution: throughout the Western hemisphere
Other: plasmodia produce spores that are passed in the feces; the invertebrate intermediate host is as yet unknown


Original; photograph by S.J. Upton

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