Neospora caninum

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Neospora caninum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Protista
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Subclass: Coccidiasina
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Family: Sarcocystidae
Genus: Neospora
Species: N. caninum
Binomial name
Neospora caninum

Neospora caninum is an important coccidian parasite that sometimes causes spontaneous abortion in livestock that are infected with it. In addition, the disease is easily passed from mother to offspring during pregnancy, in transplacental transmission.

The genome sequence of Neospora caninum is determined by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

External link

Neospora caninum genome project

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