A new gregarine parasite of leptoplana

Bhatia, B. L. (1923) A new gregarine parasite of leptoplana Nature international weekly journal of science, 111 . p. 116.

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Mr. Sam Setna, who is working under my supervision on the Polycystid Gregarines, has just found specimens of a Cephaline Gregarine infesting a specimen of Leptoplana sp. recently obtained from the Marine Biological Laboratory at Plymouth. This Gregarine seems to be rather a rare parasite of Leptoplana, as no Gregarine has been described before from Leptoplana, according to lists given by Minchin (1903) and Watson (1916), or in literature published since. .Indeed, extraordinarily few Sporozoa have been found from the Platyhelminthes as a whole. The find is all the more remarkable as Leptoplana is so commonly used as a type animal. Only a single specimen was found to be infected, and other specimens in the same tube that have been examined do not show the infection.

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