Coccidia Presence in Midwest Prairie Dog Communities
Coccidia, members of the Phylum Apicomplexa, comprise a taxonomically diverse and cosmopolitan group of potentially pathogenic protists infecting a wide range of vertebrate and invertebrate hosts. Since 2013, we have been investigating the prevalence, diversity, and distribution of coccidia in passerines in the Big Horn Basin. Recently, we have begun investigations into these parameters across mammal species by relying upon passive collection of fecal materials; in this case, black-tailed and white-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus and C. leucurus, respectively). We collected fecal samples ...
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