In vitro cultivation of the vascular phase of Sarcocystis hirsuta (Apicomplexa)
Cawthorn, Richard J.Markham, R. J. FrederickHitt, N. D.Despres, D.
Canadian Journal of Zoology
Pathology and Microbiology
Sporozoites of S. hirsuta, although they also penetrated into bovine monocytes, developed to the schizogonous phase only in bovine pulmonary artery endothelial cells. Schizonts were evident from 14 days after sporozoite inoculation (DAI) and persisted to 62 DAI, when experiments were terminated. Merozoites and schizonts were most numerous 35-53 DAI. The number of schizogonous generations was not determined..