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Limitations of the Periodic Acid–Schiff Technique for the Demonstration of Stages of Eimeria in Tissues

Naturevolume 192pages13151316 (1961) | Download Citation



IN a recent communication, Jennings1 suggested that the periodic acid–Schiff technique is useful for the demonstration of all stages in the life-cycles of four species of coccidia occurring in the intestine of the fowl. These species were Eimeria acervulina, E. maxima, E. necatrix and E. tenella.

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  1. Houghton Poultry Research Station, Houghton, Huntingdon

    • P. L. LONG
    • , D. G. ROOTES
    •  & C. HORTON-SMITH


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