The Biology And Identification Of The Coccidia (apicomplexa) Of Turtles Of The World by Donald W. DuszynskiThe Biology And Identification Of The Coccidia (apicomplexa) Of Turtles Of The World by Donald W. Duszynski

The Biology And Identification Of The Coccidia (apicomplexa) Of Turtles Of The World

byDonald W. Duszynski, Johnica J. MorrowEditorDonald W. Duszynski

Paperback | August 6, 2014

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The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Turtles of the Worldis an invaluable resource for researchers in protozoology, coccidia, and parasitology, veterinary sciences, animal sciences, zoology, and biology. This first-of-its-kind work offers a taxonomic guide to apicomplexan parasites of turtles that enables easy parasite identification, with a summary of virtually everything known about the biology of each known parasite species. It is an important documentation of this specific area, useful to a broad base of readers, including researchers in biology, parasitology, animal husbandry, diseases of wild and domestic animals, veterinary medicine, and faculty members in universities with graduate programs in these areas.

There are about 330 turtle species on Earth; many are endangered, a growing number of species are kept as pets, and some are still used as food by humans. Turtles, like other vertebrate animals have many different kinds of parasites (viruses, bacteria, protozoa, worms, arthropods, and others). Coccidiosis in turtles has prevented large-scale turtle breeding, and represents a serious problem in need of control. This succinct and highly focused book will aid in that effort.



  • Offers line drawings and photomicrographs of each parasite from each hosts species
  • Provides methods of identification and treatment
  • Presents a complete historical rendition of all known publications on coccidia (and their closest relatives) from all turtle species on Earth, and evaluates the scientific and scholarly merit of each
  • Provides a complete species analysis of the known biology of every coccidian described from turtles
  • Reviews the most current taxonomy of turtles and their phylogenetic relationships needed to help assess host-specificity and evaluate what little cross-transmission work is available
Dr. Duszynski, is Professor Emeritus Biology and past Chair of the Department of Biology, The University of New Mexico (UNM). He spent 33 years in academia, publishing numerous articles, monographs, and books, secured private, state and federal grants exceeding $8 million, and mentored > 25 masters and doctoral students and numerous un...
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Title:The Biology And Identification Of The Coccidia (apicomplexa) Of Turtles Of The WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 6, 2014Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780128013670

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Suborder Cryptodira
Chapter Three: Suborder Pleurodira
Chapter Four: Cryptosporidium, Sarcocystis, & Toxoplasma in Turtles
Chapter Five: Species Inquirendae in Turtles
Chapter Six: Discussion and Summary
Literature Cited/References

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"...a much-needed resource in the field of parasitology and turtle pathology...a welcome addition to the available literature and provides easy access to descriptions of the various coccidia that infect turtles."--JAVMA