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Petasiger dietz, 1909 (trematoda: echinostomatidae) in birds and mollusks from Brazil.

Overview of attention for article published in Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinária Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology Órgão Oficial do Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária, October 2013
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Title
Petasiger dietz, 1909 (trematoda: echinostomatidae) in birds and mollusks from Brazil.
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Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinária Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology Órgão Oficial do Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária, October 2013
DOI 10.1590/s1984-29612013000300019
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Pinto HA, Mahecha GA, Melo AL

Abstract

Species of Petasiger Dietz, 1909 are intestinal trematodes of aquatic birds. Despite the diversity of described species in Europe and North America, only two South American species are known and no species have been previously reported in birds from Brazil. During a study of helminths recovered from the Least Grebe, Tachybaptus dominicus (Linnaeus, 1766), from the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, adult trematodes identified as Petasiger novemdecim Lutz, 1928 were found. The prevalence of infection was 55% (5/9), and the mean intensity of infection was 8 (1-32) parasites. Additionally, Biomphalaria straminea (Dunker, 1848) and Biomphalaria tenagophila (d'Orbigny, 1835) obtained from aquatic collections in the same state were found to harbor two species of echinostome cercariae of the Magnacauda group. These cercariae developed into metacercariae in experimentally infected Poecilia reticulata Peters, 1859. Attempts to obtain adult parasites in vertebrate host models (mice, chickens, ducks and canaries) were unsuccessful. The present study is the first report of Petasiger in Brazilian birds and the first morphological description of larvae of these parasites in Brazilian mollusks. Taxonomic aspects related to South American species of Petasiger are discussed. It is suggested that, based on significant morphological differences observed in larval stages (i.e., larval dimensions) and adult parasites (i.e., disposition of the testes), Petasiger caribbensis Nassi, 1980 should be reconsidered as a distinct species from P. novemdecim.

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Unknown 19 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 16%
Professor 3 16%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 11%
Researcher 2 11%
Other 5 26%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 53%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 16%
Environmental Science 2 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 5%
Other 1 5%

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