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    • Keywords


      Malamoeba indica ; Poecilocera picta; Malpighian tubules

    • Abstract


      A new species of histozic amoeba,Malamoeba indica parasitic in the epithelial cells of the midgut and the lumen of the Malpighian tubules ofPoecilocera picta is described. The trophozoites reach a maximum size of 13·5×7·0 m and divide by binary fission after the endosome breaks down into chromatin masses. The cysts are ellipsoid with an outer thin refractile wall and measure 14·5×8·6µm in the fresh condition and 13·5×7–5µm in the fixed and stained condition.

    • Author Affiliations


      C C Narasimhamurti1 S Nazeer Ahamed1 2

      1. Department of Zoology, Andhra University, Waltair - 530 003, India
      2. Govt. H. S. School, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, India
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