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Table 2 Sizes of Hepatozoon felis life stages

From: Redescription of Hepatozoon felis (Apicomplexa: Hepatozoidae) based on phylogenetic analysis, tissue and blood form morphology, and possible transplacental transmission

Stage Source of sample Mean size (μm) with SD Shape index (length/width ratio) Number measured
Gamont Cat blood 10.5 ± 0.6 x 4.7 ± 0.8 2.2 13
Gamont nucleus Cat blood 4 ± 0.3 x 3.2 ± 0.5 1.2 12
Meront Skeletal muscle; myocardium; lung 39 ± 5 x 34.5 ± 3.8 1.1 13
Meront capsule width Skeletal muscle; myocardium; lung 1.4 ± 0.5 Not applicable 13
Merozoites Skeletal muscle; myocardium; lung 7.5 ± 0.6 x 1.9 ± 0.3 3.9 14
Merozoite nucleus Skeletal muscle; myocardium; lung 2.4 ± 0.5 x 1.6 ± 0.3 1.5 14