Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Octomitus

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2180

These flagellates reach a size of up to 12 × 6 μm and live in the intestine of birds and of mice (e.g., O. intestinalis). Synonym of  Hexamita.

 Diplomonadida.

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Authors and Affiliations

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