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Photomicrographs of pectoral muscle from a Northern Pintail Duck

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Photomicrographs from a Northern Pintail Duck (Anas acuta) found dead in Arizona, US.  (A) Low magnification of a Sarcocystis sp. cyst in the pectoral muscle of a Northern Pintail Duck. H&E stain.  (B) Higher magnification of the cyst showing the cyst wall (arrowheads) and septations (arrow), a zone containing zoites (solid line) and a zone containing degenerative material (*).


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