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Journal Cover Acta Parasitologica
  [SJR: 0.581]   [H-I: 28]   [9 followers]  Follow
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   ISSN (Print) 1896-1851 - ISSN (Online) 1230-2821
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  • Gonad-infecting species of Philometra (Nematoda: Philometridae) from
           groupers Epinephelus spp. (Osteichthyes: Serranidae) in the Bay of Bengal,
    • Authors: František Moravec; Jayaraman Manoharan
      Abstract: Based on light and scanning electron microscopical studies, two new and one specifically not identified gonad-infecting species of Philometra Costa, 1845 (Nematoda: Philometridae) are described from the ovary of marine fishes of the genus Epinephelus Bloch (Serranidae, Perciformes) in the Bay of Bengal, off the eastern coast of India: P. indica sp. nov. (male and females) from the honeycomb grouper E. merra Bloch, P. tropica sp. nov. (males and females) from the duskytail grouper E. bleekeri (Vaillant) and Philometra sp. (only females) from the cloudy grouper E. erythrurus (Valenciennes). Philometra indica is mainly characterized by the length of spicules 192–195 μm and the gubernaculum 84 μm, the distal tip of the gubernaculum without a dorsal protuberance, and by the presence of five pairs of caudal papillae. Philometra tropica is mainly characterized by the spicules conspicuously ventrally distended at their posterior halves, the distal tip of the gubernaculum with a dorsal protuberance, and the presence of three pairs of caudal papillae.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0285-4
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • Supplementary studies on Myxobolus tsangwuensis Chen, 1954 (Myxozoa:
           Myxosporea) infecting the gills of common carp Cyprinus carpio (L.):
           molecular and histological data
    • Authors: Mingjun Huang; Yang Liu; Luo Jia; Yanhua Zhai; Qiong Deng; Zemao Gu
      Abstract: Myxobolus tsangwuensis Chen, 1954 is a common parasite infecting the gills of common carp Cyprinus carpio (L.). It was described simply in the original description and its molecular data was absent, which makes the accurate diagnosis challenging. Here we supplemented its description based on the morphological, histological and molecular data. It was characterized by the presence of small round or ellipsoidal plasmodia in the gills of host and histology showed the plasmodia developed in the capillary network of the gill lamella. Mature spores of M. tsangwuensis were ellipsodal in frontal view and lemon shaped in lateral view, averaging 11.2 ± 0.7 (10.2–12.5) μm × 9.3 ± 0.3 (8.5–10.0) μm × 6.2 ± 0.4 (5.5–7.0) μm. Spores valves were symmetrical and smooth. Occasionally, a small intercapsular appendix was observed. Two polar capsules were pyriform with different sizes, measuring 5.0 ± 0.2 (4.4–5.3) μm × 3.1 ± 0.1 (2.9–3.5) μm and 3.9 ± 0.2 (3.4–4.3) μm × 2.5 ± 0.2 (2.0–2.8) μm, respectively. Polar filaments coiled five to seven turns in large polar capsule and three to four turns in the small polar capsule. Some spores were surrounded by the mucous envelope that was not recorded in the original description. Molecular analysis revealed that the present SSU rDNA sequences did not match any available sequences in GenBank and phylogenetic analysis showed M. tsangwuensis was sister to M. basilamellaris and M. musseliusae.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0292-5
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • A new species of parasitic copepod Nothobomolochus and redescription of
           Orbitacolax hapalogenyos (Yamaguti and Yamasu, 1959) (Cyclopoida:
           Bomolochidae) off Iraq
    • Authors: Balu Maran; Seong Moon; Thamir Adday; Najim Khamees; Jung-Goo Myoung
      Abstract: A new species of bomolochid copepod Nothobomolochus ilhoikimi sp. n., (Cyclopoida), is described based on adult females collected from the gills of hilsa shad Tenualosa ilisha (Hamilton) (Actinopterygii, Clupeidae) captured in waters off Iraq. The new species differs from its congeners by having the following combination of characters in the adult female: 1) anal somite not spinulate; 2) paragnath blunt and robust; 3) maxilla with slender proximal segment and distal segment with 2 accessory processes terminally; 4) the distal exopodal segment of leg 1 with 3 small spines; and 5) the terminal endopodal segment of leg 4 carrying one long and one short spine. It closely resembles N. triceros (Bassett-Smith, 1898) but prominently differs in above features and also in host specificity. In addition, another bomolochid Orbitacolax hapalogenyos (Yamaguti and Yamasu, 1959) is redescribed based on material collected from Japanese threadfin bream Nemipterus japonicus (Bloch) (Perciformes, Nemipteridae) captured in waters off Iraq. Two species clusters, the hapalogenyos and the analogus groups are recognized in this genus.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0300-9
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • A new species of Cacatuocotyle (Monogenea, Dactylogyridae) parasitizing
           two species of Astyanax (Ostariophysi, Characidae) in southern Brazil
    • Authors: Moisés Gallas; Cláudia Calegaro-Marques; Suzana Amato
      Abstract: A new species of Cacatuocotyle is described from the external surface of Astyanax aff. fasciatus and Astyanax jacuhiensis from Lake Guaíba, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It differs from the other three species of the genus, recorded from Mexico and the State of Paraná, Brazil, by possessing an accessory piece with a long proximal portion, a U-shaped bar with irregular posterior margin in its midportion, and a haptor containing two circular thickenings with muscular anterior margins. Only one monogenean species, Urocleidoides astyanacis (= Characithecium costaricensis) was recorded for the host Astyanax aff. fasciatus, whereas none were known for A. jacuhiensis. This paper records a new host (A. jacuhiensis) for monogeneans in southern Brazil and extends southward with the geographical distribution of the genus Cacatuocotyle to the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0283-6
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • Morphological and molecular characterization of Cucullanus hainanensis sp.
           nov. (Ascaridida: Cucullanidae) from Muraenichthys gymnopterus (Bleeker)
           (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) in the South China Sea
    • Authors: Zhen Xu; Lu-Ping Zhang; Liang Li
      Abstract: Cucullanus hainanensis sp. nov., collected from Muraenichthys gymnopterus (Bleeker) (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) in the South China Sea, was described using both light and scanning electron microscopy. The new species can be readily distinguished from its congeners by the large pseudobuccal capsule, the position of excretory pore and deirids, the length of spicules (0.64–0.76 mm, 5.84–6.67% of body length) and gubernaculum (0.21–0.24 mm), the number and arrangement of caudal papillae and the particular morphology of cloacal region in male. The new species was also characterized using molecular methods by sequencing and analysing the small subunit (18S) and the second internal transcribed spacer (ITS-2) of nuclear ribosomal DNA (rDNA). In addition, Cucullanus muraenesocis (Yin et Zhang, 1983) was regarded a homonym of C. muraenesocis Yamaguti, 1961, and a new name, Cucullanus wangi nom. nov. was given to it.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0303-6
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • Axenic in vitro culture and molecular characterization of Giardia
           duodenalis from red deer ( Cervus elaphus ) and Thomson’s gazelle (
           Gazella thomsonii )
    • Authors: Piotr Solarczyk; Anna Majewska; Anna Słodkowicz-Kowalska
      Abstract: Giardia duodenalis is an ubiquitous flagellate that infects humans and many species of animals. This species exhibits great biotypic and genetic diversity. In the present study, we established short- and long-term in vitro cultures of G. duodenalis trophozoites originating from red deer and Thomson’s gazelle (artiodactyls) and genetically characterised the isolates by their glutamate dehydrogenase and triose phosphate isomerase gene sequences. The G. duodenalis isolates from red deer and the gazelle represented assemblages A (AIII sub-assemblage) and B. In conclusion, G. duodenalis assemblages and sub-assemblages can be associated with differences in growth rate in vitro cultures.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0279-2
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • The first clinically manifested case of angiostrongylosis in a dog in
    • Authors: Martina Miterpáková; Zuzana Hurníková; Artur Zalewski
      Abstract: The first clinical case of canine angiostrongylosis from Slovakia, previously infection-free country, is described. 18-month old male Bernese mountain dog living in south-eastern part of Slovakia showed poor health condition characterized by weight loss, irritating cough, dispnoe, intense salivation, vomiting and bilateral scleral bleeding. Two times even the acute physical collapse occurred. Blood analysis was provided and revealed increase of total protein, eosinophilia, monocytosis, and mild thrombocytopenia. Anaemia characterized by reduced number of erythrocytes and reduced levels of haemoglobin, packed cell volume and iron was also diagnosed. Larvoscopic Baermann technique revealed the presence of Angiostrongylus first stage larvae. Infected dog excreted larvae in high numbers — in 10 g of the faecal material more than 800 larvae were counted. DNA analysis using PCR confirmed the presence of Angiostrongylus vasorum species. The first clinical case of angiostrongylosis has evidenced that the new life-threatening parasitic disease of dogs has spread to the territory of Slovakia. A serious effort is therefore inevitable to increase the professional awareness and knowledge on diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0289-0
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • Molecular identification larvae of Onchobothrium antarcticum (Cestoda:
           Tetraphyllidea) from marbled rockcod, Notothenia rossii, in Admiralty Bay
           (King George Island, Antarctica)
    • Authors: Zdzislaw Laskowski; Anna Rocka
      Abstract: Antarctic bony fishes are infected with cestode larvae belonging to the order Tetraphyllidea (parasites as adults in chondrichthyans). Larvae of the Tetraphyllidea differ from each other in the morphology of their scoleces and represent five forms. There are larvae with bothridia subdivided into one, two and three loculi, bothridia sac-like in shape and bothridia undivided with hook-like projections. Only one species of the family Onchobothriidae, Onchobothrium antarcticum, has been described from Antarctica and larvae with trilocular bothridia were assigned to this cestode species. In this study, ten larvae obtained from Notothenia rossii and three adult specimens of Onchobothrium antarcticum isolated from Bathyraja eatonii were examined. A partial sequence of cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 of three adult specimens and four larvae was identical. The remaining six larval sequences differed from the sequences obtained from adult cestodes. Partial sequences of lsrDNA of all analyzed larvae were identical. These results confirm the taxonomic affiliation of the larvae with trilocular bothridia parasitizing marbled rockcod in Antarctica as Onchobothrium antarcticum.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0301-8
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • Human pathogenic borreliae in Ixodes ricinus ticks in natural and urban
           ecosystem (Czech Republic)
    • Authors: Kristýna Venclíková; Lenka Betášová; Silvie Šikutová; Petra Jedličková; Zdeněk Hubálek; Ivo Rudolf
      Abstract: A total of 1279 field-collected Ixodes ricinus ticks were screened for Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) in a natural and an urban ecosystem of Ostrava city (Czech Republic) by using molecular methods. Minimal prevalence rate for Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in ticks for the urban park Bělský les was found to be 13.8% (17.6% in males, 17.8% in females and 11.7% in nymphs), similarly for the natural site Proskovice was minimal prevalence 15% (12.5% in males, 20% in females and 14.9% in nymphs). Six proven human pathogenic genomic species have been recorded in the study: B. afzelii, B. garinii, B. burgdorferi s.s., B. valaisiana, B. lusitaniae, and B. spielmanii. Emerging B. spielmanii was detected for the first time in Ixodes ricinus ticks in the region. Our results highlight the need for surveillance of zoonotic tick-borne pathogens even in urban areas.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0296-1
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • A new quill mite species Neopicobia hepburni sp. nov. (Cheyletoidea:
           Syringophilidae) parasitizing picid birds (Piciformes: Picidae) in Peru
    • Authors: Eliza Glowska; Izabella Laniecka
      Abstract: A new quill mite species Neopicobia hepburni sp. nov. is described from the Ecuadorian Piculet Picumnus sclateri Taczanowski (type host) and the Olivaceous Piculet Picumnus olivaceus Lafresnaye (Piciformes: Picidae) from Peru. Females of N. hepburni are distinguishable from most similar species N. ea Skoracki et Unsoeld by the propodonotal shield divided into 3 sclerites, the pygidial shield with a vertical furrow and wing-like appendages, the presence of the genital lobes, setae f2 2.7 times longer than f1 and length ratio of ag1:ag2:ag3 equals 2:1:2. In females of N. ea, the propodonotal shield is entire, the pygidial shield is oval, without vertical furrow and appendages, the genital lobes are absent, setae f2 are 4.5–5.5 times longer than f1 and length ratios of ag1:ag2:ag3 are 2.2–2.7:1:3–3.2.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0284-5
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • A new species of coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from Cordillera
           striped shrew-rat, Chrotomys whiteheadi (Rodentia: Muridae), from the
    • Authors: Chris McAllister; R. Seville; Donald Duszynski; Sarah Bush
      Abstract: During July 2011, a single Cordillera striped shrew-rat (Chrotomys whiteheadi) was collected from the Philippines and its faeces examined for coccidian parasites. It harboured an eimerian that we describe here as new. Oocysts of Eimeria macarthuri sp. n. were spheroidal to subspheroidal with a bi-layered wall and measured (length × width, L × W) 18.2 × 17.0 μm, with an L/W ratio of 1.1. A micropyle, oocyst residuum and polar granule were absent. Sporocysts were ovoidal, 9.0 × 6.4 μm, with an L/W ratio of 1.3. A nipple-like Stieda body was present as well as a substieda body. A granular sporocyst residuum was present. To our knowledge, E. macarthuri represents the only coccidian ever described from a rodent of the Philippines.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0304-5
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • New species of Gorgoderina (Digenea; Gorgoderidae) and other helminths in
           Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Dehradun,
           (Uttarakhand), India
    • Authors: Charles Bursey; Anjum Rizvi; Pallab Maity
      Abstract: Gorgoderina spinosa sp. nov. (Digenea, Gorgoderidae) from the bladder of the water skipper, Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (Anura, Dicroglossidae), from Dehradun, India is described and illustrated. Gorgoderina spinosa is the 6th Indian species assigned to the genus and is separated from its congeners based upon the morphology of vitelline glands and the presence of a spinose integument. Two additional digenean species, Diplodiscus amphichrus and Ganeo tigrinus, and 3 nematode species, Cosmocerca kalesari, Gendria chauhani, and unidentified larvae were found. Diplodiscus amphichrus, Ganeo tigrinus, Cosmocerca kalesari, and Gendria chauhani have previously been reported to infect Indian individuals of Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0291-6
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • Two new species of the feather mite family Gabuciniidae (Acariformes:
           Pterolichoidea) from wrens (Passeriformes: Troglodytidae)
    • Authors: Sergey Mironov; Ivan Literak; Oldrich Sychra; Miroslav Capek
      Abstract: Two new species of the feather mite family Gabucinidae (Acari: Astigmata) are described from birds of the family Troglodytidae (Passeriformes) from Central America: Piciformobia cinnycerthiae sp. nov. from Cinnycerthia unirufa (Lafresnaye) in Ecuador, and P. henicorhinae sp. nov. from Henicorhina leucosticte (Cabanis) in Costa Rica. These are the first records of mites of the genus Piciformobia Gaud et Atyeo, 1975 from passerine hosts. A renewed diagnosis of the genus Piciformobia and key to all known species are provided.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0287-2
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • Recovery of Anisakid larvae by means of chloro-peptic digestion and
           proposal of the method for the official control
    • Authors: Pasquale Fraulo; Carmelo Morena; Antonella Costa
      Abstract: Anisakidae larvae belonging to the genera Anisakis and Pseudoterranova, are the most responsible for zoonosis transmitted by fish products (anisakidosis). Acquired by the consumption of raw or undercooked marine fish or squid, the anisakid larvae may cause pathogenic diseases like gastric or intestinal anisakiasis and gastro-allergic disorders. In accordance with current EU legislation, the fresh fish products must be inspected visually in order to detect the possible presence of visible parasites. It is recognized that the visual method is not accurate enough to detect the larvae of parasites in food preparations containing raw or practically raw seafood and it clearly emerges that the official system of control needs to be able to utilise an most efficient analytical technique. In this work, the authors have drawn up and validated an analytical method, which involves artificial digestion and the use of a heated magnetic stirrer, based on the EU Regulation n. 2075/2005. The larvae isolated are then subjected to morphological identification at genus level by using optical microscope. The method, proved to be suitable for the detection of live and dead larvae of anisakidae in ready-to-eat foodstuffs containing raw fish or cephalopods and it is fast and accurate. The method showed high levels of sensitivity and specificity, and the suitability of its use in official food control was confirmed. Its use should be incorporated systematically into specific monitoring programs for the control of foodstuffs containing raw fish products.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0294-3
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • New species of Bakeria (Nematoda; Strongylida; Molineidae), new species of
           Falcaustra (Nematoda; Ascaridida; Kathlaniidae) and other helminths in
           Cnemaspis mcguirei (Sauria; Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Malaysia
    • Authors: Charles Bursey; Stephen Goldberg; L. Grismer
      Abstract: Two new nematode species, Bakeria schadi sp. nov. and Falcaustra malaysiaia sp. nov. from the gastrointestinal tract of McGuire’s rock gecko, Cnemaspis mcguirei (Sauria: Gekkonidae) collected in Peninsular Malaysia are described. The two species now assigned to Bakeria are separated on the bases of male bursa type and location of the excretory pore: type II in B. schadi sp. nov. and type I in B. bakeri; location of excretory pore, anterior to nerve ring in B. schadi sp. nov. and posterior to nerve ring in B. bakeri. Falcaustra malaysiaia sp. nov. is most similar to F. chabaudi, F. concinnae, F. condorcanquii, F. barbi, F. dubia, and F. tchadi in that these 7 species possess 1 pseudosucker, 1 median papilla plus 10 pairs caudal papillae, and spicules with lengths between 1 and 2 mm. F. barbi and F. tchadi lack adcloacal papillae; the remaining 5 species possess 1 pair of adcloacal papillae. Falcaustra chabaudi is known from Nearctic salamanders; F. concinnae from Nearctic turtles; F. condorcanquii from Neotropical frogs, F. dubia from Oriental frogs, and F. malaysiaia sp. nov. from Oriental geckos. Two additional species of Nematoda were found, Cosmocerca ornata and Meteterakis singaporensis. Cnemaspis mcguirei represents a new host record for Cosmocerca ornata and Meteterakis singaporensis.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0299-y
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • The comparison of FLOTAC, FECPAK and McMaster techniques for nematode egg
           counts in cattle
    • Authors: Antonio Bosco; Laura Rinaldi; Maria Maurelli; Vincenzo Musella; Gerald Coles; Giuseppe Cringoli
      Abstract: Three methods, FLOTAC, FECPAK and McMaster were compared for accuracy and sensitivity for counting numbers of nematode eggs in faeces of naturally infected cattle with high or low nematode egg counts. Only FLOTAC gave positive results for 12 replicates from pooled samples with low egg counts making it more sensitive than FECPAK (67%) and McMaster (41.7%). FLOTAC resulted in generally higher egg counts and lower coefficients of variation than the other two methods used. The reliability of FECPAK and McMaster is depended on the area under the slide counted. All three methods can be used for making decisions whether to treat but FLOTAC or Mini-FLOTAC should be used for faecal egg count reduction tests when lower egg counts are present.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0282-7
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • A new species of Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from tri-colored bats,
           Perimyotis subflavus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), from the Ouachitas of
    • Authors: Chris McAllister; R. Seville; Robert Arlen; Matthew Connior
      Abstract: Between February 2013 and October 2013, eleven tri-colored bats, Perimyotis subflavus were collected from Marion, Polk, and Searcy counties, Arkansas, and their faeces examined for coccidian parasites. Two of eleven (18%) harboured an eimerian that we describe here as new. Oocysts of Eimeria mcdanieli sp. n. were ellipsoidal to elongate with a bi-layered wall and measured (length × width, L × W) 28.3 × 17.9 μm, with an L/W ratio of 1.6. A micropyle and oocyst residuum were absent but a single polar granule was present. Sporocysts were ovoidal, 12.6 × 8.3 μm, with an L/W ratio of 1.5. A pronounced, nipple-like Stieda body was present as well as a substieda body. A sporocyst residuum was present as dispersed bubble-like granules. This is the third coccidian described from tri-colored bats and the sixth species reported from Arkansas chiropterans. In addition, both infected bats harbored a concurrent infection of Eimeria heidti McAllister, Burt, Seville, and Robison, 2011.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0297-0
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • Hepatic parasitosis in two wood mice, Apodemus sylvaticus (Rodentia:
           Muridae), due to Aonchotheca annulosa (Nematoda: Trichuridae), and
           Eucoleus bacillatus (Nematoda: Trichuridae). Erratic parasitism or post
           mortem migration'
    • Authors: Ángela Debenedetti; Sandra Sáez-Durán; Sandra Sainz-Elipe; Maria Galán-Puchades; Màrius Fuentes
      Abstract: Aonchotheca annulosa and Eucoleus bacillatus are two capillariin nematodes parasitizing the intestinal and stomach mucosa, respectively, of various rodent species, and two, among others, component species of the helminth fauna of the wood mouse, Apodemus sylvaticus. A capillariin each was found in the liver parenchyma of two wood mice in a post-fire regeneration enclave in Serra Calderona Natural Park (Valencian Community, Spain). Due to their location, the preliminary identification of the helminths corresponded to Calodium hepaticum, a hepatic capillariin with rodents as its main host. So far, this species had never been found in Serra Calderona. To verify the preliminary identification, a comparative morphometric study between the specimens from Serra Calderona and a preserved individual of C. hepaticum from another enclave was carried out. Morphometric analysis revealed that the adult helminth as well as the eggs found in the liver of the first mouse belonged to A. annulosa, whereas the second one was identified as a male E. bacillatus. Moreover, the liver from both hosts showed a visible pathology, being the consequence of aberrant migration of the parasites. This is the first evidence that A. annulosa and E. bacillatus may migrate erratically and thus produce ectopic foci in other organs.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0280-9
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • First detection and molecular characterization of Echinococcus equinus in
           a Mule in Turkey
    • Authors: Sami Simsek; Aydin Cevik
      Abstract: Cystic echinococcosis is a zoonotic disease with a cosmopolital distribution. It is caused by the larval stages (metacestodes) of the parasite Echinococcus granulosus which infects different animal species. In this report, we present a case of E. granulosus infection in a mule and molecular characterization of the cyst. For this purpose parasite material was collected from the liver of a necropsied mule. DNA was isolated and PCR amplification of mitochondrial 12S rRNA as well as partial sequencing of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (mt-CO1) genes were performed. Six unilocular cysts, filled with clear fluid were found in the liver and spleen. All cysts were found to be fertile. The 12S rRNA-PCR did not yield any band while mt-CO1-PCR yielded a 446 bp sized amplification product. Sequence corresponding to mt-CO1 gene was identical to a sequence reported for E. equinus (formerly G4) (Genbank accession number: KC953029). This is the first record of E. equinus as a cause of cystic echinococcosis in a mule in Turkey.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0308-1
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
  • On a new species of Aplectana (Nematoda, Cosmocercidae) from Kulti,
           Burdwan, West Bengal, India
    • Authors: Sujan Sou; Kanchan Sow; Anadi Nandi
      Abstract: During routine survey for amphibian nematodes from coalfield areas of West Bengal, India 7 male and 12 female nematodes were recovered from the rectum of one out of three Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1899) examined for helminth infection from Kulti, Burdwan. On examination the recovered nematodes were found to belong to a new species of the genus Aplectana (Nematoda: Cosmocercidae) and the name Aplectana duttaphryni sp. nov. is proposed for them. This species is most similar to those species which possess gubernaculum but differs from all by distribution pattern of caudal papillae. Aplectana duttaphryni sp. nov. represents 49th species assigned to the genus, but only the 4th species reported from Oriental realm and second from India.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
      DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0295-2
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 4 (2014)
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