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The gregarines are a group of Apicomplexan alveolates, classified as the Gregarinasina or Gregarinia. The large (roughly half a millimeter) parasites inhabit the intestines of many invertebrates. They are not found in any vertebrates.
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The gregarines are a group of Apicomplexan alveolates, classified as the Gregarinasina or Gregarinia. They belong to the same phylum as the parasites that cause malaria (phylum: Apicomplexa). Gregarines are single-celled parasites which inhabit the intestines of many invertebrates, including ants. They are not found in vertebrates.
  
 
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*Valles, S.M., Pereira, R.M. 2003. Use of ribosomal DNA sequence data to characterize and detect a neogregarine pathogen of ''Solenopsis invicta'' (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 84 (2): 114-118.
  
 
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The gregarines are a group of Apicomplexan alveolates, classified as the Gregarinasina or Gregarinia. They belong to the same phylum as the parasites that cause malaria (phylum: Apicomplexa). Gregarines are single-celled parasites which inhabit the intestines of many invertebrates, including ants. They are not found in vertebrates.

Known Ant Hosts

Ant Gregarine Species Locality Source Notes
Harpagoxenus sublaevis Mattesia geminata Germany Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999
Leptothorax acervorum Mattesia geminata United States (Montana), Germany, Italy Kleespies et al., 1997; Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999
Leptothorax kutteri Mattesia geminata Germany Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999
Leptothorax muscorum Mattesia geminata United States (Montana), Germany, Canada (Alberta), Europe Kleespies et al., 1997; Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999
Leptothorax muscorum Neogregarinorida, Ophryocystidae (species unspecified) United States (Montana) Buschinger et al., 1995 reported as ''Leptothorax muscorum'' complex, includes European species
Monomorium pharaonis Mattesia geminata Germany Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999
Myrmecia pilosula species unknown Australia Crosland, 1988
Myrmecia rufinodis species unknown Australia Crosland, 1988
Myrmica rubra Mattesia geminata Germany Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999
Solenopsis geminata Mattesia geminata United States Jouvenaz & Anthony, 1979
Solenopsis invicta Mattesia species United States (Florida) Pereira et al., 2002
Temnothorax recedens Mattesia geminata Germany, Italy Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999
Temnothorax unifasciatus Mattesia geminata Germany, Italy Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999

References

  • Valles, S.M., Pereira, R.M. 2003. Use of ribosomal DNA sequence data to characterize and detect a neogregarine pathogen of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 84 (2): 114-118.