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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Sar
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Levine 1970
Class: Conoidasida
Levine 1988
Subclass: Gregarinasina
Dufour 1828
Order: Neogregarinorida
Grassé & Schrével 1953
Family: Schizocystidae
Léger and Duboscq 1908
Genus: Lymphotropha

Lymphotropha tribolii

Lymphotropha is a genus of parasitic protozoa in the phylum Apicomplexa.


  • History 1
  • Taxonomy 2
  • Life cycle 3
  • References 4


This genus was created by Ashford in 1965.[1]


There is one species in this genus.

Life cycle

This genus infects the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum.

The sporozoites enter the host by the oral route, usually by ingestion of contaminated food but also by cannibalism of an infected host.

Infection with this genus increases larval mortality and interferes with normal development.


  1. ^ Ashford RW (1965) Lymphotropha tribolii gen. nov., sp. nov., Neogregarinida, Schizocystidae, from the haemocoele of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst). J Protozool 12 (4) 609–615
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