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Title: Cercopithifilaria rugosicauda (Spirurida, Onchocercidae) in a roe deer and ticks from southern Italy
Authors: Ramos, Rafael Antonio Nascimento
Giannelli, Alessio
Dantas-Torres, Filipe
Mallia, Egidio
Passantino, Giuseppe
Lia, Riccardo Paolo
Latrofa, Maria Stefania
Mutafchiev, Yasen
Otranto, Domenico
Affilliation: Università degli Studi di Bari. Department of Veterinary Medicine. Valenzano, Bari, Italy.
Università degli Studi di Bari. Department of Veterinary Medicine. Valenzano, Bari, Italy.
Università degli Studi di Bari. Department of Veterinary Medicine. Valenzano, Bari, Italy / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Aggeu Magalhães. Departamento de Imunologia. Recife, PE, Brasil.
Piccole Dolomite Lucane. Parco Regionale Gallipoli Cognato. Matera, Italy.
Università degli Studi di Bari. Department of Veterinary Medicine. Valenzano, Bari, Italy.
Università degli Studi di Bari. Department of Veterinary Medicine. Valenzano, Bari, Italy.
Università degli Studi di Bari. Department of Veterinary Medicine. Valenzano, Bari, Italy.
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research. Sofia, Bulgaria.
Università degli Studi di Bari. Department of Veterinary Medicine. Valenzano, Bari, Italy.
Abstract: Cercopithifilaria rugosicauda (Spirurida, Onchocercidae) is a subcutaneous filarial nematode of the European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) transmitted by Ixodes ricinus (Acari, Ixodidae). At the necropsy of a roe deer from the Parco Regionale di Gallipoli Cognato (Basilicata region, southern Italy), two female nematodes of C. rugosicauda were found. Following the necropsy, seven skin snips were sampled from different body regions and 96 I. ricinus ticks were collected. In addition, 240 ticks were collected by dragging in the enclosure where the roe deer lived. Samples were examined for the presence of C. rugosicauda larvae and assayed by PCR targeting cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1, ∼300 bp) and 12S rDNA (∼330 bp) gene fragments. Female nematodes, microfilariae from skin samples and eight third stage larvae (L3) from ticks were morphologically and molecularly identified as C. rugosicauda. Phylogenetic analyses clustered this species with other sequences of Cercopithifilaria spp. This study represents the first report of C. rugosicauda in a roe deer and ticks from Italy and provides new morphological and molecular data on this little known nematode.
Keywords: Capreolus capreolus
Cercopithifilaria rugosicauda
Ixodes ricinus
Roe Deer
keywords: Capreolus capreolus
Cercopithifilaria rugosicauda
Ixodes ricinus
Roe Deer
DeCS: Carrapatos
microbiologia
animais
Itália
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: RAMOS, R. A. N. et al. Cercopithifilaria rugosicauda (Spirurida, Onchocercidae) in a roe deer and ticks from southern Italy. International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife, v. 2, p. 292–296, dez. 2013.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2013.09.009
ISSN: 2213-2244
Copyright: open access
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