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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426423/the-discovery-of-acanthocephalans-parasitizing-chaetognaths
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Horacio Lozano-Cobo, Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez, Carmen Franco-Gordo, María Del Carmen Gómez Del Prado-Rosas
A comprehensive literature review shows that 12 types of pathogens, micropredators and parasites are reported to interact with chaetognaths, mostly digenean trematodes, cestodes and nematodes larval stages. Through analysis of 78,152 chaetognaths from a monthly zooplankton time series (Jan 1996-Dec 1998) collected in the Mexican Central Pacific twelve acanthocephalan larvae parasitizing chaetognaths were discovered. This is the first record of an acanthocephalan parasitizing chaetognaths, raising to 13 the types of symbionts known to interact with them (excluding predators)...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420310/helminth-fauna-associated-with-three-neotropical-bat-species-chiroptera-mormoopidae-in-veracruz-mexico
#2
Emilio Clarke-Crespo, Gerardo Pérez-Ponce de León, Salvador Montiel-Ortega, Miguel Rubio-Godoy
Bats are recognized as potential hosts of pathogens exploiting the food chain to reach them as definitive hosts. However, very little is known about their endoparasites, especially for Neotropical bats. In this study, we assessed the helminth fauna associated with 3 insectivorous bat species roosting in the same single hot cave in central Veracruz, Mexico: the ghost-faced bat (Mormoops megalophylla), the naked-backed bat (Pteronotus davyi) and Wagner's mustached bat (Pteronotus personatus). During a period of 1 yr (April 2007-2008), a total of 135 mormoopid bats were collected and examined for helminths...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289269/epidemiological-investigation-of-parasitic-infection-of-schoolchildren-from-six-elementary-schools-in-sakon-nakhon-province-thailand
#3
Ryuichi Doi, Makoto Itoh, Somchai Chakhatrakan, Shoji Uga
We conducted an epidemiological study of intestinal parasitic infection in 572 schoolchildren aged 4 to 12 years old from six elementary schools in Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand from June 2013 to August 2014. We collected fecal, blood, and urine samples to investigate parasitic infection and conducted a questionnaire survey. Soil samples were examined for egg contamination. Fecal examination, using the formalin-ether sedimentation method, revealed that 39% of schoolchildren were infected with eight genera and eight species of parasites; three nematodes, two trematodes, one cestode, and two protozoa...
February 15, 2017: Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260533/an-updated-look-at-the-uneven-distribution-of-cryptic-diversity-among-parasitic-helminths
#4
G Pérez-Ponce de León, R Poulin
Cryptic parasite diversity is a major issue for taxonomy and systematics, and for attempts to control diseases of humans, domestic animals and wildlife. Here, we re-examine an earlier report that, after correcting for sampling effort, more cryptic species of trematodes are found per published study than for other helminth taxa. We performed a meta-analysis of 110 studies that used DNA sequences to search for cryptic species in parasitic helminth taxa. After correcting for study effort and accounting for the biogeographical region of origins, we found that more cryptic species tend to be uncovered among trematodes, and fewer among cestodes and animal-parasitic nematodes, than in other helminth groups...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128348/population-expansion-and-individual-age-affect-endoparasite-richness-and-diversity-in-a-recolonising-large-carnivore-population
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Ines Lesniak, Ilja Heckmann, Emanuel Heitlinger, Claudia A Szentiks, Carsten Nowak, Verena Harms, Anne Jarausch, Ilka Reinhardt, Gesa Kluth, Heribert Hofer, Oliver Krone
The recent recolonisation of the Central European lowland (CEL) by the grey wolf (Canis lupus) provides an excellent opportunity to study the effect of founder events on endoparasite diversity. Which role do prey and predator populations play in the re-establishment of endoparasite life cycles? Which intrinsic and extrinsic factors control individual endoparasite diversity in an expanding host population? In 53 individually known CEL wolves sampled in Germany, we revealed a community of four cestode, eight nematode, one trematode and 12 potential Sarcocystis species through molecular genetic techniques...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070088/population-and-growth-related-differences-in-helminthic-fauna-of-finless-porpoises-neophocaena-asiaeorientalis-in-five-japanese-populations
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Akira Shiozaki, Masao Amano
A survey of helminths and ectoparasites, including epizoits, was conducted in narrow-ridged finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) from Japanese five populations using dead stranded or incidentally caught animals. In total, 13 helminth species were found (6 nematodes, 4 trematodes, 2 cestodes and 1 acanthocephalan) in 137 porpoises. A new location record of Stenurus nanjingensis and a new host record of Tetrabothrius sp. were obtained. Eight species of helminth were considered common in the Japanese populations of the finless porpoise: Pharurus sunameri, Pharurus asiaeorientalis, Nasitrema spathulatum, Nasitrema sunameri, Halocercus pingi, Halocercus sunameri, Campula oblonga and Synthesium elongatum...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030941/diagnostics-of-intestinal-parasites-in-light-microscopy-among-the-population-of-children-in-eastern-afghanistan
#7
Krzysztof Korzeniewski, Agata Smoleń, Alina Augustynowicz, Anna Lass
OBJECTIVES: The Afghans, living in poor socioeconomic conditions, are estimated to be a community with a high rate of intestinal parasitic infections. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence and species of intestinal parasites among children's population in eastern Afghanistan and to present the methods of optimizing the techniques for identification of pathogens in light microscopy. The research was carried out as a part of humanitarian project Capacity building of health care system in Ghazni Province...
December 23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004635/host-specificity-and-the-structure-of-helminth-parasite-communities-of-fishes-in-a-neotropical-river-in-mexico
#8
Guillermo Salgado-Maldonado, María Teresa Novelo-Turcotte, Juan Manuel Caspeta-Mandujano, Gabriela Vazquez-Hurtado, Benjamin Quiroz-Martínez, Norman Mercado-Silva, Mario Favila
In a tropical locality of Río La Antigua, Veracruz, Mexico, 11 fish species, represented by 244 individual fish from six freshwater fish families living sympatrically and synchronically, were examined for helminth parasites. A total of 36 taxa of helminths were recorded, 24 autogenic and 12 allogenic forms, including 6 monogeneans, 14 trematodes, 1 cestode, and 15 nematodes. Most helminth taxa were recovered for 10/11 of the component communities we analyzed. The results contribute empirical evidence that host specificity is an important force in the development of helminth communities of freshwater fishes...
2016: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939767/molecular-and-biochemical-characterisation-and-recognition-by-the-immune-host-of-the-enolase-of-the-abomasal-nematode-parasite-teladorsagia-circumcincta
#9
S Umair, C L G Bouchet, J S Knight, A Pernthaner, H V Simpson
A 1299 bp full length cDNA encoding Teladorsagia circumcincta enolase (TeciENO) was cloned, expressed in Escherichia coli and the recombinant protein purified and its kinetic properties determined. Helminth enolase sequences were used to construct a phylogenetic tree. The predicted protein consisted of 433 amino acids and was present as a single band of about 50 kDa on SDS-PAGE. Multiple alignments of the protein sequence of TeciENO with homologues from other helminths showed 98% similarity with Haemonchus contortus enolase, 78-95% similarity to other nematode sequences and 72-75% similarity to cestode and trematode enolases...
January 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821691/recombinase-polymerase-amplification-compared-to-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-test-for-the-detection-of-fasciola-hepatica-in-human-stool
#10
Miguel M Cabada, Jose L Malaga, Alejandro Castellanos-Gonzalez, Kelli A Bagwell, Patrick A Naeger, Hayley K Rogers, Safa Maharsi, Maryann Mbaka, A Clinton White
Fasciola hepatica is the most widely distributed trematode infection in the world. Control efforts may be hindered by the lack of diagnostic capacity especially in remote endemic areas. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based methods offer high sensitivity and specificity but require expensive technology. However, the recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) is an efficient isothermal method that eliminates the need for a thermal cycler and has a high deployment potential to resource-limited settings. We report on the characterization of RPA and PCR tests to detect Fasciola infection in clinical stool samples with low egg burdens...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787210/the-prevalence-of-helminth-parasites-in-pelophylax-nigromaculatus-anura-ranidae-from-shanghai-china
#11
Qifei Men, Hongyu Han, Qiping Zhao, Weili Xia, Hui Dong, Shunhai Zhu, Ziwen Wang, Cong Li, Xuelong Zhu, Bing Huang
Parasites are ubiquitous members of biotic communities. To investigate the infective status of helminth parasites in Pelophylax nigromaculatus from Shanghai, 90 frogs were collected from July 2013 to July 2014 and examined for the presence of internal parasites. Of these, 86.67% (78/90) of frogs were infected with parasites, the total helminth intensity within infected frogs ranged from 1 to 367, and the mean intensity was 28.49. The infection rates and intensities were 78.89% and 22.89 for trematodes, 50.00% and 5...
December 1, 2016: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677375/the-influence-of-geographical-location-host-maturity-and-sex-on-intestinal-helminth-communities-of-the-double-crested-cormorant-phalacrocorax-auritus-from-the-eastern-united-states
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K L Sheehan, K C Hanson-Dorr, B S Dorr, G K Yarrow, R J Johnson
Here the intestinal helminth infracommunities of 218 double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) from 11 locations in Alabama, Minnesota, Mississippi and Vermont are documented. Trematode infections were present in 98% of hosts; 65% of cormorants carried cestode infections, 4% were infected with acanthocephalans and 66% had nematode intestinal parasites. Parasite infracommunities of hosts collected on wintering grounds had higher richness and diversity than did birds collected on breeding grounds. Differences in parasite richness and diversity between male and female P...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605796/occurrence-and-intensity-of-parasites-in-wels-catfish-silurus-glanis-l-1758-from-amirkelayeh-wetland-southwest-of-the-caspian-sea
#13
Hossein Khara, Masoud Sattari
Amirkelayeh international wetland with a surface area of 1,230 hectares and fifteen fish species is an important water resource in the southern part of the Caspian Sea. There is few reports on fish parasites of this area. In the present study, a total of 80 Wels catfish, Silurus glanis, were collected from April through July 2011. After recording biometric characteristics, common necropsy and parasitology methods were used. In the present study, a total of 441 individuals of seven parasite species consisting of one nematode: Raphidascaroides sp...
September 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605778/a-field-survey-on-the-status-of-gastrointestinal-helminth-parasites-in-hangul-cervus-elaphus-hanglu-in-dachigam-national-park-of-kashmir
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Bashir A Lone, M Z Chishti, Fayaz Ahmad, Hidayatullah Tak, Suhaib A Bandh, Abida Khan
One year crossectional survey was carried out to determine and describe the prevalence and intensity of gastrointestinal parasite infections in hangul (Cervus elaphus hanglu) in Dachigam National Park of Kashmir through faecal examinations. Out of 153 faecal samples examined, 82 (53.59 %) were found infected with GIT helminthes. In present study seven helminth species were found, including five nematode [Haemonchus contortus (55.39 %), Trichuris ovis (39.75 %), Dictyocaulus viviparus (28.4.00 %), Oesophogostomum circumcincta (13...
September 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605762/seasonal-prevalence-of-gastrointestinal-parasites-in-desi-fowl-gallus-gallus-domesticus-in-and-around-gannavaram-andhra-pradesh
#15
C Sreedevi, Ch Jyothisree, V Rama Devi, P Annapurna, L Jeyabal
A study was carried out to know the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in desi fowl in and nearby villages of Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh for a period of 1 year. Screening of 492 samples comprising faecal samples and gastrointestinal tracts from freshly slaughtered desi birds at local poultry shops and samples from post mortem examinations at NTR College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram revealed 63.21 % of gastrointestinal parasites. Faecal samples were examined by floatation technique using salt solution and samples positive for coccidian oocysts were sporulated in 2...
September 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559480/checklists-of-parasites-of-farm-fishes-of-babylon-province-iraq
#16
REVIEW
Furhan T Mhaisen, Abdul-Razzak L Al-Rubaie
Literature reviews of all references concerning the parasitic fauna of fishes in fish farms of Babylon province, middle of Iraq, showed that a total of 92 valid parasite species are so far known from the common carp (Cyprinus carpio), the grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella), and the silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) as well as from three freshwater fish species (Carassius auratus, Liza abu, and Heteropneustes fossilis) which were found in some fish farms of the same province. The parasitic fauna included one mastigophoran, three apicomplexans, 13 ciliophorans, five myxozoans, five trematodes, 45 monogeneans, five cestodes, three nematodes, two acanthocephalans, nine arthropods, and one mollusc...
2016: Journal of Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501931/diversity-of-helminth-parasites-in-aquatic-invertebrate-hosts-in-latin-america-how-much-do-we-know
#17
REVIEW
M L Aguirre-Macedo, A L May-Tec, A Martínez-Aquino, F Cremonte, S R Martorelli
Helminths in aquatic invertebrate hosts have been overlooked in comparison with vertebrate hosts. Therefore, the known diversity, ecology and distribution of these host-parasite systems are very limited in terms of their taxonomic diversity, habitat and geographic regions. In this study we examined the published literature on helminth parasites of aquatic invertebrates from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to identify the state of the knowledge in the region and to identify patterns of helminth diversity...
March 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27460259/spatiotemporal-distributions-of-intestinal-helminths-in-female-lesser-scaup-aythya-affinis-during-spring-migration-from-the-upper-midwest-usa
#18
J C England, J M Levengood, J M Osborn, A P Yetter, J M Kinsella, R A Cole, C D Suski, H M Hagy
We examined the associations between intestinal helminth infracommunity structure and infection parameters and the age, size, and year and region of collection of 130 female lesser scaup (Aythya affinis) during their 2014-2015 spring migrations through the upper Midwest, USA. We identified a total of 647,174 individual helminths from 40 taxa, including 20 trematodes, 14 cestodes, 4 nematodes and 2 acanthocephalans parasitizing lesser scaup within the study area. Lesser scaup were each infected with 2-23 helminth taxa...
July 27, 2016: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27447223/helminth-parasites-of-the-mediterranean-gecko-hemidactylus-turcicus-sauria-gekkonidae-from-texas-united-states-with-a-summary-of-helminths-of-this-host
#19
Chris T McAllister, Charles R Bursey
One hundred-thirty six Mediterranean geckos, Hemidactylus turcicus, were collected between December 1986 and March 2016 in Hardin (n = 7), Harris (n = 57), and Tom Green (n = 72) counties, Texas, USA., and examined for helminth parasites. Fifty-two H. turcicus (38%) were infected with at least one helminth species. Found were a trematode, Mesocoelium meggitti, three cestodes, Mesocestoides sp. (tetrathyridia), Oochoristica ameivae and Oochoristica scelopori, and four nematodes, Cosmocercoides variabilis, Oswaldocruzia pipiens, Parapharyngodon cubensis, and larvae of Physaloptera sp...
September 1, 2016: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27413300/helminth-parasite-spectrum-of-fishes-in-meghalaya-northeast-india-a-checklist
#20
Donald B Jyrwa, Sunila Thapa, Veena Tandon
Fish constitute a major component of diet for the people of Northeast India and they are extensively used as a protein-rich food for human consumption. The present studies incorporate the spectrum, composition and diversity of the parasitic species in freshwater fishes in Meghalaya, Northeast India, with a view to identifying the species recovered by morphological criteria based on light microscopy. The collection sites included sixteen foci from eleven districts of Meghalaya for parasites occurring in the common food fishes (Cypriniformes, Channiformes, Silurformes, Symbranchiformes and Anguilliformes)...
June 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
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