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Table 2 Morphological characteristics of Sarcocystis species from herring gulls

From: Molecular identification of four Sarcocystis species in the herring gull, Larus argentatus, from Lithuania

SpeciesSize of sarcocystsSarcocyst wall thicknessSize of bradyzoites
S. columbae3270–7800 × 90–120
(5935 × 105; n = 2)
0.7–1.1 (0.9; n = 2)6.3–8.1 × 1.2–2.4
(7.0 × 1.9; n = 20)
S. lari2860–7520 × 52–80;
(6060 × 66.7; n = 8)
0.7–1.4 (1.1; n = 5)6.2–8.9 × 1.2–2.0
87.2 × 1.6; n = 50)
S. halieti3960–7930 × 43–128
(6221 × 75.6; n = 17)
0.8–1.2 (1.0; n = 12)5.5–9.0 × 1.5–2.4
(7.1 × 1.9; n = 100)
S. wobeseri3450–6900 × 70–200
(5189 × 120; n = 9)
0.7–1.5 (1.2; n = 7)5.5–8.6 × 1.4–2.2
(7.0 × 1.8; n =30)
  1. Note: Data (in micrometres) are presented as the range followed by the mean and the number of measurements in parentheses