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Molecular characterization of Calodium hepaticum in grey dwarf hamster (Cricetulus migratorius).

Authors
  • Bolukbas, Cenk Soner1
  • Demirtas, Sadik2
  • Gurler, Ali Tumay3
  • Inal, Sinem4
  • Acici, Mustafa3
  • Umur, Sinasi3
  • 1 Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Parasitology, Samsun, Turkey. Electronic address: [email protected]u.tr. , (Turkey)
  • 2 Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Samsun, Turkey. , (Turkey)
  • 3 Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Parasitology, Samsun, Turkey. , (Turkey)
  • 4 Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathology, Samsun, Turkey. , (Turkey)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Parasitology international
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2020
Volume
78
Pages
102133–102133
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2020.102133
PMID: 32407938
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Calodium hepaticum (Bancroft, 1893) Moravec, 1982 (Syn. Capillaria hepatica) is a zoonotic nematode that causes hepatic capillariosis, an uncommon zoonotic infection. The nematode is globally distributed and parasitizes the liver of mammals, mainly Muroidea. Cricetulus migratorius Pallas, 1773 (Cricetinae) was rarely reported as a host for C. hepaticum. In Turkey, C. hepaticum was recorded in three rodent species; Rattus rattus, R. norvegicus, and Apodemus flavicollis. In this study, C. migratorius (grey dwarf hamster) has been identified as a new host species for C. hepaticum in Turkey. The parasite was identified by morphological, histological, and molecular methods and the phylogenetic relationships of C. hepaticum collected from different hosts were revealed. This is the first molecular characterization of C. hepaticum from a grey dwarf hamster. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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