S V Brant

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Affiliation: University of New Mexico
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Discovery-based studies of schistosome diversity stimulate new hypotheses about parasite biology
    Sara V Brant
    Department of Biology, COBRE Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology, Museum of Southwestern Biology, Division of Parasitology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Trends Parasitol 29:449-59. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Molecular phylogenetics of the elephant schistosome Bivitellobilharzia loxodontae (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae) from the Central African Republic
    S V Brant
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, NM, USA
    J Helminthol 87:102-7. 2013
  3. doi request reprint New intermediate host records for the avian schistosomes Dendritobilharzia pulverulenta, Gigantobilharzia huronensis, and Trichobilharzia querquedulae from North America
    S V Brant
    University of New Mexico, Department of Biology, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111, USA
    J Parasitol 97:946-9. 2011
  4. pmc Cercarial dermatitis transmitted by exotic marine snail
    Sara V Brant
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1357-65. 2010
  5. pmc An approach to revealing blood fluke life cycles, taxonomy, and diversity: provision of key reference data including DNA sequence from single life cycle stages
    Sara V Brant
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA
    J Parasitol 92:77-88. 2006
  6. pmc Schistosomes in the southwest United States and their potential for causing cercarial dermatitis or 'swimmer's itch'
    S V Brant
    Division of Parasitology, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110, USA
    J Helminthol 83:191-8. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint The occurrence of the avian schistosome Allobilharzia visceralis Kolákrová, Rudolfová, Hampl et Skirnisson, 2006 (Schistosomatidae) in the tundra swan, Cygnus columbianus (Anatidae), from North America
    Sara V Brant
    Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110, USA
    Folia Parasitol (Praha) 54:99-104. 2007
  8. pmc Molecular systematics of the avian schistosome genus Trichobilharzia (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae) in North America
    Sara V Brant
    Department of Biology and Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology, Division of Parasitology, Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, 167 Castetter Hall, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110, USA
    J Parasitol 95:941-63. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Diversification, dioecy and dimorphism in schistosomes
    Eric S Loker
    Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology, 167 Castetter Hall, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Trends Parasitol 22:521-8. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Schistosoma kisumuensis n. sp. (Digenea: Schistosomatidae) from murid rodents in the Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya and its phylogenetic position within the S. haematobium species group
    B Hanelt
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, MSC03 2020, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 0001, USA
    Parasitology 136:987-1001. 2009

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Publications15

  1. doi request reprint Discovery-based studies of schistosome diversity stimulate new hypotheses about parasite biology
    Sara V Brant
    Department of Biology, COBRE Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology, Museum of Southwestern Biology, Division of Parasitology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Trends Parasitol 29:449-59. 2013
    ..Several hypotheses prompted by the new observations are discussed, helping to focus thinking on processes influencing not only schistosome diversification but also their pathogenicity and abundance. ..
  2. doi request reprint Molecular phylogenetics of the elephant schistosome Bivitellobilharzia loxodontae (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae) from the Central African Republic
    S V Brant
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, NM, USA
    J Helminthol 87:102-7. 2013
    ..We also provide a review of the biology of this poorly known schistosome genus...
  3. doi request reprint New intermediate host records for the avian schistosomes Dendritobilharzia pulverulenta, Gigantobilharzia huronensis, and Trichobilharzia querquedulae from North America
    S V Brant
    University of New Mexico, Department of Biology, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111, USA
    J Parasitol 97:946-9. 2011
    ..Finally, we provide unambiguous documentation that Physa gyrina is a natural snail host for Trichobilharzia querquedulae, a schistosome primarily of dabbling ducks...
  4. pmc Cercarial dermatitis transmitted by exotic marine snail
    Sara V Brant
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1357-65. 2010
    ..Introduction of exotic hosts can support unexpected emergence of an unknown parasite with serious medical or veterinary implications...
  5. pmc An approach to revealing blood fluke life cycles, taxonomy, and diversity: provision of key reference data including DNA sequence from single life cycle stages
    Sara V Brant
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA
    J Parasitol 92:77-88. 2006
    ..The accessibility of each life cycle stage is likely to vary dramatically from one parasite species to the next, and our examples validate the potential usefulness of information gleaned from even one such stage, whatever it might be...
  6. pmc Schistosomes in the southwest United States and their potential for causing cercarial dermatitis or 'swimmer's itch'
    S V Brant
    Division of Parasitology, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110, USA
    J Helminthol 83:191-8. 2009
    ..Our survey suggests that dermatitis-causing schistosomes are not rare in the southwest, and that there are plenty of opportunities for dermatitis outbreaks to occur in this region...
  7. ncbi request reprint The occurrence of the avian schistosome Allobilharzia visceralis Kolákrová, Rudolfová, Hampl et Skirnisson, 2006 (Schistosomatidae) in the tundra swan, Cygnus columbianus (Anatidae), from North America
    Sara V Brant
    Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110, USA
    Folia Parasitol (Praha) 54:99-104. 2007
    ..This is the first report of a schistosome infection from native swans in North America...
  8. pmc Molecular systematics of the avian schistosome genus Trichobilharzia (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae) in North America
    Sara V Brant
    Department of Biology and Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology, Division of Parasitology, Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, 167 Castetter Hall, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110, USA
    J Parasitol 95:941-63. 2009
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  9. ncbi request reprint Diversification, dioecy and dimorphism in schistosomes
    Eric S Loker
    Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology, 167 Castetter Hall, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Trends Parasitol 22:521-8. 2006
    ..A comparative perspective provides valuable insights for interpreting the biology of schistosomes, including the species that cause disease in humans...
  10. doi request reprint Schistosoma kisumuensis n. sp. (Digenea: Schistosomatidae) from murid rodents in the Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya and its phylogenetic position within the S. haematobium species group
    B Hanelt
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, MSC03 2020, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 0001, USA
    Parasitology 136:987-1001. 2009
    ..3%) is comparable to other pairwise comparisons within the S. haematobium group. Separation of the Congo River and Lake Victoria drainage basins is discussed as a possible factor favoring the origin of this species...
  11. pmc Evolutionary origins, diversification, and biogeography of liver flukes (Digenea, Fasciolidae)
    Wael M Lotfy
    Parasitology Department, Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University, Alexandrina, Egypt
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:248-55. 2008
    ..These flukes have been opportunistic, with respect to switching to new snail (planorbid to lymnaeid) and mammalian hosts and from intestinal to hepatic habitats within mammals...
  12. ncbi request reprint Evidence for gene flow in parasitic nematodes between two host species of shrews
    Sara V Brant
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0118, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:2853-9. 2003
    ..Genealogical discordance between parasite and host phylogenies suggests extensive gene flow among parasites across the host species boundary...
  13. ncbi request reprint Additional observations on blood parasites of birds in Costa Rica
    Gediminas Valkiunas
    Institute of Ecology, Vilnius University, Akademijos 2, Vilnius 21, LT 08412, Lithuania
    J Wildl Dis 40:555-61. 2004
    ..6%), Leucocytozoon (0.3%), Trypanosoma (2.0%), and microfilariae (7.6%) were recorded. Twelve species of birds in this survey were examined for blood parasites for the first time. Several new host-parasite associations were identified...
  14. ncbi request reprint Phylogeography of the Northern short-tailed shrew, Blarina brevicauda (Insectivora: Soricidae): past fragmentation and postglacial recolonization
    Sara V Brant
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0118, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:1435-49. 2003
    ..The present distribution of B. brevicauda is best explained by past fragmentation and range expansion events during and following the Pleistocene glacial cycles...
  15. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of short-tailed shrews, Blarina (Insectivora: Soricidae)
    Sara V Brant
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 0118, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 22:163-73. 2002
    ..carolinensis and B. brevicauda, on either side of the Mississippi basin. These results are discussed in relation to cytogenetic, morphological, and fossil data...