publication . Article . 2010

Molecular and experimental evidence refuse the life cycle of Proctoeces lintoni (Fellodistomidae) in Chile

Marcelo E Oliva; Isabel M Valdivia; Leyla Cárdenas; Mario George-Nascimento; Karen Gonzalez; Ricardo E Guiñez; Diego Cuello;
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  • Published: 12 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: SPRINGER
Abstract
The mussel Perumitylus purpuratus has been described as the first intermediate host for the digenea Proctoeces lintoni (Fellodistomidae) in the Chilean coast. The study of more than 3000 specimens of P. purpuratus, taken off northern Chile revealed the absence of sporocysts. Experimental infection of mussels with eggs obtained from the known host for P. lintoni was unsuccessful. We analyze the V4 region of the SSU rRNA of living sporocysts and cercariae obtained from P. purpuratus from central Chile in order to confirm the proposed life cycle for this digenea. Our results demonstrated that sporocysts and cercariae obtained from P. purpuratus do not belong to P. ...
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free text keywords: Insect Science, General Veterinary, Parasitology, Infectious Diseases, General Medicine, Proctoeces lintoni, Parasite hosting, Digenea, biology.organism_classification, biology, Mussel, Aquatic animal, Ecology, Anatomy, Intermediate host, Helminths, Shellfish
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publication . Article . 2010

Molecular and experimental evidence refuse the life cycle of Proctoeces lintoni (Fellodistomidae) in Chile

Marcelo E Oliva; Isabel M Valdivia; Leyla Cárdenas; Mario George-Nascimento; Karen Gonzalez; Ricardo E Guiñez; Diego Cuello;