Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Secondary Cyst Wall

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2851

This term describes an amorphous layer formed by degenerated host cells that surround the  tissue cysts of some species (e.g.,  Sarcocystisovifelis,  Besnoitia species, and  Trichinella spiralis and related species in a late stage).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany