genus of parasitic protozoans of the sporozoan subclass Coccidia. Isospora causes the disease known as coccidiosis (q.v.) in humans, dogs, and cats. The species that attack humans, I. hominis and I. belli, inhabit the digestive tract and are endemic in many areas of southern Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania. Symptoms of human infection include weight loss, digestive disturbances, and fever. Dogs and cats are infected by the species I. bigemina, I. rivolta, and I. felis. The genus is recognized by spore cases containing two spores, each of which contains four infective parasites (sporozoites).

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  • Isospora — A genus of coccidia (family Eimeriidae, class Sporozoea), with species chiefly in mammals; the ripe oocysts contain two sporocysts, each of which contains four sporozoites. This genus is now known to be closely related to Toxoplasma and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Isospora — Iso|spo|ra* die (Plur.) <zu ↑iso... u. gr. sporá »Saat, Same«> eine Gattung darmbesiedelnder ↑Sporozoen, deren Arten beim Menschen bzw. bei Tieren Krankheiten hervorrufen können (Biol., Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • isospora — isos·po·ra …   English syllables

  • isospora — īˈsäspərə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from is + spora : a genus of Coccidia closely related to Eimeria and including the only species (I. hominis) of coccidium known to be parasitic in man …   Useful english dictionary

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