Fallisia Arabica Sp.n. Of The Family Plasmodiidae (Coccidia:haemosporidia ) From The Blood Of The Skink Scincus Hemprichii (Scincidae:reptilia) In Saudi Arabia | 17225
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sp.n. is described from peripheral blood smears of the skink lizard, Scincus hemprichii for the first time
from Jazan Province in the southwest of Saudi Arabia. Schizogony and gametogony take place within neutrophils in the
peripheral blood of the host. Mature schizont is rosette shaped 17.5?4.1x17.0?3.9μm, with L/W ratio of 1.03(1.02-1.05) μm
and produce 24(18-26) merozoites.Young gametocytes are ellipsoidal, 5.5?0.8x3.6?0.5μm, with L/W of 1.53(1.44-1.61) μm.
Mature macrogametocytes are ellipsoidal, 9.7?1.2x7.8?1.0μm, with L/W of 1.24(1.21-1.34)μm and microgametocytes are
ellipsoidal, 7.0?1.1x6.8?0.9μm.with L/W of 1.03(1.01-1.10)μm.
Alyousif M S has completed his PhD at the age of 33 years from Washington State University at Pullman, Washington in 1977. Upon returning to Saudi Arabia in
the same year he joined King Saud University as an assistance professor at the Zoology Department, College of Science. He was promoted to assistant professor
in 1985 and in 1992 he was promoted to full professor of Parasitology. He held several academic positions as head of Biology Department, vise-dean of College of
Education and Departmental head of Zoology Department. He has published more than 60 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board
member of College of Science Journal.
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