Taxonomy: f. Eimeriidae
Animal: Isospora belli 5 21.jpg
Isospora belli oocyst - acid fast, long, oval 20 - 33 microns x 19 - 19 microns in faecal smear stained with AF stain. Usually the oocysts contain only 1 immature sporont but 2 may be present. Development continues outside the body with the development of 2 mature sporocysts each containing 4 sporozoites which can also be recovered from a faecal specimen.
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