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Acta Parasitologica, Vol. 51, No. 2, 2006, 156-159
D. Grant Richards, Kevin G. Whithear, Peter C. Scott and Robin B. Gasser* - Reproductive characteristics of a precocious vaccine line (Rt3+15) of Eimeria tenella in embryonating chicken eggs

Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
*Corresponding author: robinbg@unimelb.edu.au
Coccidiosis of chickens, caused by species of Eimeria (Protozoa, Apicomplexa), is an intestinal disease of major economic importance worldwide. In the present study, the reproductive characteristics of a precocious line (designated E. tenella Rt3+15) from Australia were investigated in chicken embryos and the implications of the findings briefly discussed.
KEY WORDS: Coccidiosis, chicken, Eimeria tenella, propagation, chicken embryo

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