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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783031/patterns-in-the-distribution-and-directional-asymmetry-of-fleas-living-on-the-northern-white-breasted-hedgehog-erinaceus-roumanicus
#1
Krzysztof Dudek, Gabor Foldvari, Viktoria Majlathova, Igor Majlath, Krisztina Rigo, Viktor Molnar, Maria Toth, Lukasz Jankowiak, Piotr Tryjanowski
Fleas infecting northern white-breasted hedgehogs, Erinaceus roumanicus (Barrett-Hamilton), collected from 2009-2011 in Budapest (Hungary) were studied. A total of 305 white-breasted hedgehogs were captured and 1,251 fleas were collected. The flea community comprised two species, the hedgehog flea Archaeopsylla erinacei (Bouche, 1835) and the dog flea Ctenocephalides canis (Curtis, 1826), although the latter was only found on three hedgehogs. Fleas were found on half of the host specimens (51%; n = 156) where their distribution was strongly aggregated...
August 4, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783034/do-small-samples-underestimate-mean-abundance-it-depends-on-what-type-of-bias-we-consider
#2
Jeno Reiczigel, Lajos Rozsa
Former authors claimed that, due to parasites' aggregated distribution, small samples underestimate the true population mean abundance. Here we show that this claim is false or true, depending on what is meant by 'underestimate' or, mathematically speaking, how we define 'bias'. The 'how often' and 'on average' views lead to different conclusions because sample mean abundance itself exhibits an aggregated distribution: most often it falls slightly below the true population mean, while sometimes greatly exceeds it...
July 26, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783028/castosyringophilus-meropis-sp-n-acariformes-syringophilidae-a-new-quill-mite-species-parasitising-the-world-population-of-merops-apiaster-linnaeus-coraciiformes-meropidae
#3
Maciej Skoracki, Martin Hromada, Bozena Sikora
A new species, Castosyringophilus meropis sp. n., found in quills of feathers of the European bee-eater Merops apiaster Linnaeus (Coraciiformes: Meropidae) is described. This new species is close to C. claravis Skoracki et Glowska, 2008 and differs, in females, by the presence apunctate coxal fields (vs sparsely punctate in C. claravis) and by the lengths of setae d1 145-180 µm, f2 170-185 µm and ag3 190-215 µm (vs d1 200-220 µm, f2 230-250 µm and ag3 150-170 µm). We present a vast mite material collected from bee-eaters originated from different localities in Europe, Asia and Africa, both breeding and wintering grounds of this bird...
July 26, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783033/musculoskeletal-and-nervous-systems-of-the-attachment-organ-in-three-species-of-diplectanum-monogenea-dactylogyroidea
#4
Anatoly A Petrov, Evgenija V Dmitrieva, Maryana P Popyuk, Pavel I Gerasev, Sergey A Petrov
The taxonomy of Diplectanum Diesing, 1858, a genus of monopisthocotylean monogeneans, remains unsettled and needs to be revised based on new morphological criteria. Recent studies in monopisthocotyleans have shown that the muscle arrangement in the posterior attachment organ (haptor) differs between congeneric species and can be used as an additional criterion in genus-level taxonomy. To explore the possibility of using the haptoral musculature and nervous system in the taxonomy of Diplectanum, we conducted a detailed confocal-microscopy study of three species of Diplectanum (D...
July 11, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783032/seroprevalence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-goats-from-the-south-west-region-of-poland-and-the-detection-of-t-gondii-dna-in-goat-milk
#5
Jacek Sroka, Pawel Kusyk, Ewa Bilska-Zajac, Jacek Karamon, Jacek Dutkiewicz, Angelina Wojcik-Fatla, Violetta Zajac, Krzysztof Stojecki, Miroslaw Rozycki, Tomasz Cencek
Toxoplasma gondii (Nicolle et Manceaux, 1908) is an obligatory intracellular protozoan parasite prevalent in animals and humans worldwide having medical and veterinary importance on account of causing abortion or congenital disease in intermediate hosts, including man. Since T. gondii has already been identified in the milk of goats, Capra aegagrus hircus (Linnaeus), the possibility of acquiring infection by ingesting unpasteurised goat milk should be taken into consideration. Thus, the aim of the present study was to determine the presence of T...
July 11, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783030/an-adult-cystidicolid-nematode-nematoda-cystidicolidae-from-the-subcutaneous-tissue-around-the-eye-of-percupinefish-diodon-nichthemerus-cuvier
#6
Kozue Sasaki, Yoshimi Miyagawa, Itsuki Kiyatake, Kiyoko Onda, Takaomi Ito, Mitsuhiko Asakawa
Three adult nematode specimens, all ovigerous females belonging to the family Cystidicolidae Skryabin, 1946, were found for the first time in the subcutaneous tissue around the eye of the captive porcupinefish Diodon nichthemerus Cuvier at a public aquarium in Osaka, Japan. Because no male was available, these could not be identified to the genus and species. This case highlights the risk of parasitism in aquaculture puffer fish, as these may ingest small shrimp, which probably act as intermediate hosts for the nematode...
July 10, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783029/revised-classification-of-the-subfamily-leishmaniinae-trypanosomatidae
#7
Alexei Y Kostygov, Vyacheslav Yurchenko
In the present study, we critically revised the recently proposed classification of the subfamily Leishmaniinae Maslov et Lukeš in Jirků et al., 2012. Agreeing with erection of the genus Zelonia Shaw, Camargo et Teixeira in Espinosa et al., 2017 and the subgenus Mundinia Shaw, Camargo et Teixeira in Espinosa et al., 2017 within the genus Leishmania Ross, 1908, we argue that other changes are not well justified. We propose to: (i) raise Paraleishmania Cupolillo, Medina-Acosta, Noyes, Momen et Grimaldi, 2000 to generic rank; (ii) create a new genus Borovskyia gen...
July 10, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664868/observations-on-non-random-distribution-of-spores-of-henneguya-spp-cnidaria-myxosporea-myxobolidae-within-plasmodia
#8
Jorge C Eiras, Manuel Cruz, Cristina Cruz, Aurelia Saraiva, Edson A Adriano, Csaba Szekely, Kalman Molnar
Species of the cnidarian genus Henneguya Thélohan, 1892 (Myxosporea: Myxobolidae) are histozoic parasites commonly found in freshwater and, more rarely, in marine fish. The development of these parasites in fish tissues includes the formation of plasmodia within which occurs the sporogony originating spores with two caudal processes, which are usually randomly distributed within the plasmodia. In this report the authors present some cases of non-random distribution of the spores of six species of Henneguya within their plasmodia...
June 20, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620152/cryptosporidium-meleagridis-and-c-baileyi-apicomplexa-in-domestic-and-wild-birds-in-algeria
#9
Abd Elkarim Laatamna, Nikola Holubova, Bohumil Sak, Martin Kvac
A total of 345 faecal samples were collected from domestic, captive and wild birds in rural areas, urban areas and a Zoo in Algeria. Samples were screened for the presence of parasites belonging to the genus Cryptosporidium Tyzzer, 1910 by microscopy and PCR analysis of the small-subunit rRNA (SSU), actin and 60-kDa glycoprotein (gp60) genes. Cryptosporidium spp. were detected in 31 samples. Sequence analysis of SSU and actin genes revealed the presence of C. baileyi Current, Upton et Haynes, 1986 in domestic chicken broilers (n = 12), captive ostriches (n = 4) and a wild mallard (n = 1), and C...
June 13, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620151/reproductive-innovation-and-the-recognition-of-a-new-genus-within-the-polystomatidae-monogenea-infecting-chelonian-vertebrates
#10
Richard C Tinsley
Polystomatid monogeneans have a wide diversity of life cycles correlated with the varied ecology and behaviour of their aquatic vertebrate hosts. Typically, transmission involves a swimming infective larva but most hosts are amphibious and invasion is interrupted when hosts leave water. A key life cycle adaptation involves a uterus that, in the most specialised cases, may contain several hundred fully-developed larvae prepared for instant host-to-host transmission. By contrast, one subfamily of the Polystomatidae - the Polystomoidinae, specific to chelonians (freshwater turtles) - has a simplified reproductive system without a uterus...
June 7, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561739/inactivation-of-proteolytic-enzymes-by-eubothrium-rugosum-cestoda-from-the-gut-of-burbot-lota-lota
#11
Galina I Izvekova, TatyanaV Frolova, Evgeny I Izvekov
Parasitic organisms inhabiting the alimentary canal should permanently resist the destructive action of host digestive enzymes. The intestinal parasites were shown to produce specific protease inhibitors protecting them from proteolysis. However, little is known about this adaptive mechanism in cestodes so far, especially for the tapeworms dwelling inside the fish intestines. Here, we explored the ability to inactivate proteolytic enzymes in the fish tapeworm Eubothrium rugosum (Batsch, 1786) (Bothriocephalidea) parasitising the intestine of wild burbot, Lota lota (Linnaeus)...
May 9, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561740/a-new-genus-of-proteocephalid-tapeworm-cestoda-from-the-marbled-swamp-eel-synbranchus-marmoratus-bloch-synbranchiformes-synbranchidae-in-the-river-paran%C3%A3-basin-argentina
#12
Nathalia J Arredondo, Philippe Vieira Alves, Alicia A Gil de Pertierra
Synbranchiella gen. n. is proposed to accommodate Synbranchiella mabelae sp. n. (Proteocephalidae: Monticelliinae) from the intestine of the marbled swamp eel Synbranchus marmoratus Bloch, in the River Colastiné, a tributary of the middle River Paraná in Argentina. The new genus is placed in the Monticelliinae because of the cortical position of the genital organs. It differs from all known monticelliine genera by the following combination of characters: (i) scolex robust, with a conical apex, without metascolex; (ii) biloculate suckers with a conspicuous septum separating unequally-sized loculi and a robust non-adherent area, lacking free posterior margin; (iii) vitelline follicles in two narrow lateral bands, extended throughout the nearly entire proglottid length; (iv) vagina always anterior to the cirrus-sac, with an inconspicuous vaginal sphincter; (v) a genital pore pre-equatorial...
May 5, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443821/two-new-species-of-tetragonocephalum-cestoda-lecanicephalidea-from-pastinachus-sephen-myliobatiformes-dasyatidae-from-the-gulf-of-oman
#13
Atabak Roohi Aminjan, Malek Masoumeh
In the present study two new species of Tetragonocephalum Shipley et Hornell, 1905, T. mackenziei sp. n. and T. kazemii sp. n., are described from the spiral intestine of the cowtail stingray, Pastinachus sephen (Forsskål), from the northern coast of the Gulf of Oman. Tetragonocephalum mackenziei is distinguished from the 16 other valid species of Tetragonocephalum by a unique combination of characteristics, i.e. sperm-filled seminal receptacle in immature proglottids, body length (7.7-17.5 mm), body width (213-288 µm), number of proglottids (34-49), number of testes (10-14), size of scolex (228-315 µm × 213-288 µm) and size of acetabula (56-73 µm × 61-75 µm)...
April 24, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443822/an-eight-year-survey-of-the-intestinal-parasites-of-carnivores-hoofed-mammals-primates-ratites-and-reptiles-in-the-ljubljana-zoo-in-slovenia
#14
Pavel Kvapil, Marjan Kastelic, Alenka Dovc, Eva Bartova, Petr Cizek, Natacha Lima, Spela Strus
Problems with parasitic infections and their interspecies transmissions are common in zoological gardens and could pose serious health damage to captive animals. This study presents results of eight-year monitoring of intestinal parasites in animals from Zoo Ljubljana, Slovenia. A total of 741 faecal samples from 40 animal species were collected two to four times per year and examined microscopically. Intestinal parasites were detected in 45% of samples, with detection of helminths (Cestoda, Nematoda - Ascaridida, Enoplida, Strongylida, Oxyurida, Rhabditida and Trichurida) and protists (Apicomplexa and Ciliophora) in 25% and 13% of samples, respectively; mixed infection was found in 7% of samples...
April 21, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443823/gene-expression-oxidative-stress-and-apoptotic-changes-in-rabbit-ileum-experimentally-infected-with-eimeria-intestinalis
#15
Heba M Abdel-Haleem, Shawky M Aboelhadid, Thabet Sakran, Gamal El-Shahawy, Huda El-Fayoumi, Saleh Al-Quraishy, Abdel-Azeem S Abdel-Baki
Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease caused by protists (apicomplexans) of the genus Eimeria Schneider, 1875 and is considered to be the most important disease faced by rabbit breeders due to its high morbidity. In the present study, the antioxidant status and changes in apoptosis and in the expression of some genes were quantified in rabbits' ilea following infection with Eimeria intestinalis Cheissin, 1948. Rabbits, orally infected with 1 × 10(5) sporulated oocysts of E. intestinalis, started to shed oocysts in their faeces on 8 days post infection (dpi) and reached maximum excretion on 10 dpi, with approximately 5 million oocysts...
April 19, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402282/two-new-species-of-nematode-parasites-cucullanus-epinepheli-sp-n-cucullanidae-and-procamallanus-spirocamallanus-sinespinis-sp-n-camallanidae-from-marine-serranid-and-haemulid-fishes-off-new-caledonia
#16
Frantisek Moravec, Jean-Lou Justine
Based on light and scanning electron microscopical studies, two new species of parasitic nematodes are described from marine perciform fishes off New Caledonia: Cucullanus epinepheli sp. n. (Cucullanidae) from the intestine of the brownspotted grouper Epinephelus chlorostigma (Valenciennes) (Serranidae) and Procamallanus (Spirocamallanus) sinespinis sp. n. from the intestine of the silver grunt Pomadasys argenteus (Forsskål) (Haemulidae). Cucullanus epinepheli sp. n. differs from its congeners mainly in possessing a unique structure of the anterior, elevated cloacal lip with a large posterior outgrowth covering the cloacal aperture and in the presence of cervical alae and two small preanal papillae on the median dome-shaped precloacal elevation...
April 5, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402284/three-new-genera-of-rhinebothriidean-cestodes-from-stingrays-in-southeast-asia
#17
Janine N Caira, Claire J Healy, Fernando P L Marques, Kirsten Jensen
Three genera of rhinebothriideans, previously referred to as New genus 1, New genus 2 and New genus 4, are erected in the the Anthocephaliidae. New genus 1 is established as Divaricobothrium gen. n., with Divaricobothrium tribelum sp. n. as its type species; Echeneibothrium trifidum Shipley et Hornell, 1906 is transferred to the genus as Divaricobothrium trifidum (Shipley et Hornell, 1906) comb. n. This genus is unique among rhinebothriidean genera in bearing bothridia that are posteriorly deeply divided into two lobes with facial loculi but no apical sucker, and a vagina that extends to near the anterior margin of the proglottid...
April 4, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402283/some-nematodes-including-two-new-species-from-freshwater-fishes-in-the-sudan-and-ethiopia
#18
Frantisek Moravec, Tomas Scholz
Fourteen species (twelve adult and two larval) of nematodes belonging to the Ascaridoidea, Camallanoidea, Cosmocercoidea, Habronematoidea, Oxyuroidea, Seuratoidea and Trichinelloidea were collected from fishes in the Sudan (River Nile and Atbara Dam Lake), whereas only four species (one adult and three larval) of the Ascaridoidea, Camallanoidea, Dioctophymatoidea and Trichinelloideafrom fishes in Ethiopia (Lake Tana). The Sudanese material also contained two previously unknown species, Cucullanus mormyri sp...
April 4, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402281/new-species-of-aberrapex-jensen-2001-cestoda-lecanicephalidea-from-eagle-rays-of-the-genus-myliobatis-cuvier-myliobatiformes-myliobatidae-from-off-argentina
#19
Adriana Menoret, Leonardo Mutti, Veronica A Ivanov
Three new species of Aberrapex Jensen, 2001 (Cestoda: Lecanicephalidea) have been collected from species of Myliobatis Cuvier along the coast of Argentina. Aberrapex ludmilae sp. n. parasitises M. goodei Garman in the San Matías Gulf. This species is unique in a combination of features including the shape and extent of the uterus, scolex size, testis distribution, and by lacking an external seminal vesicle and postovarian vitelline follicles. Aberrapex sanmartini sp. n. from M. goodei in San Blas Bay and A...
April 4, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360380/genetic-diversity-of-echinococcus-multilocularis-in-red-foxes-in-poland-the-first-report-of-a-haplotype-of-probable-asian-origin
#20
Jacek Karamon, Krzysztof Stojecki, Malgorzata Samorek-Pierog, Ewa Bilska-Zajac, Miroslaw Rozycki, Ewa Chmurzynska, Jacek Sroka, Jolanta Zdybel, Tomasz Cencek
The aim of the present study was to estimate the genetic diversity of the cestode Echinococcus multilocularis Leuckart, 1863 in Poland based on sequence analysis of the mitochondrial genes of worms isolated from red foxes, Vulpes vulpes (Linnaeus). Overall, 83 adults of E. multilocularis from the same number of foxes in different parts of Poland were used for analysis. Sequences of the three mitochondrial genes, cytochrome b (cob), NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 (nad2) and cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1), were analysed...
March 9, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
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