cestoda

Summary

Summary: A subclass of segmented worms comprising the tapeworms.

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  1. Vincent A, Font W. Host specificity and population structure of two exotic helminths, Camallanus cotti (Nematoda) and Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Cestoda), parasitizing exotic fishes in Waianu Stream, O'ahu, Hawai'i. J Parasitol. 2003;89:540-4 pubmed
    ..Camallanus corti (Nematoda) and Bothricephalus acheilognathi (Cestoda) are the most prevalent and abundant fish helminths in Hawai'ian streams...
  2. Foronda P, Abreu Acosta N, Casanova J, Ribas A, Valladares B. A new anoplocephalid (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea) from Gallotia atlantica (Reptilia, Lacertidae) in the Canary Islands, Spain. J Parasitol. 2009;95:678-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Gallotia spp. are endemic to the Canary Islands. This is the first report of an adult cestode species in this lizard...
  3. Dezfuli B, Giari L, Squerzanti S, Lui A, Lorenzoni M, Sakalli S, et al. Histological damage and inflammatory response elicited by Monobothrium wageneri (Cestoda) in the intestine of Tinca tinca (Cyprinidae). Parasit Vectors. 2011;4:225 pubmed publisher
    ..Most literature relating to Monobothrium wageneri Nybelin, 1922, a common intestinal cestode of tench, for example, has focused on aspects of its morphology rather than on aspects of the host-parasite interaction...
  4. Yamasaki H, Ohmae H, Kuramochi T. Complete mitochondrial genomes of Diplogonoporus balaenopterae and Diplogonoporus grandis (Cestoda: Diphyllobothriidae) and clarification of their taxonomic relationships. Parasitol Int. 2012;61:260-6 pubmed publisher
    ..balaenopterae is more closely related to Diphyllobothrium stemmacephalum, the type-species of the genus Diphyllobothrium, and the taxonomical validity of the genera Diplogonoporus and Diphyllobothrium was also discussed...
  5. Bruňanská M, Mackiewicz J, Młocicki D, Swiderski Z, Nebesarova J. Early intrauterine embryonic development in Khawia sinensis Hsü, 1935 (Cestoda, Caryophyllidea, Lytocestidae), an invasive tapeworm of carp (Cyprinus carpio): an ultrastructural study. Parasitol Res. 2012;110:1009-17 pubmed publisher
    ..sinensis and that of a recent introduction of another invasive tapeworm, the caryophyllidean Atractolytocestus huronensis Anthony, 1958 to Europe; and (2) the affiliation of caryophyllideans with other lower cestodes, are discussed...
  6. Ash A, Scholz T, Oros M, Kar P. Tapeworms (Cestoda: Caryophyllidea), parasites of Clarias batrachus (Pisces: Siluriformes) in the Indomalayan region. J Parasitol. 2011;97:435-59 pubmed publisher
  7. Conn D, Młocicki D, Swiderski Z. Ultrastructure of the early gravid uterus of Corallobothrium fimbriatum (Cestoda: Proteocephalidea). Parasitol Res. 2009;105:989-96 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on this one proteocephalidean species, we discerned no pattern that would distinguish between Proteocephalidea and Cyclophyllidea based on uterine structure...
  8. Fyler C, Caira J, Jensen K. Five new species of Acanthobothrium (Cestoda: Tetraphyllidea) from an unusual species of Himantura (Rajiformes: Dasyatidae) from northern Australia. Folia Parasitol (Praha). 2009;56:107-28 pubmed
    ..7-11.3% among species pairs. Bayesian, Likelihood and Parsimony phylogenetic analyses of these data for these nine species indicate that the five new species parasitizing Himantura sp. are generally not each others' closest relatives...
  9. Benesh D, Chubb J, Parker G. Complex life cycles: why refrain from growth before reproduction in the adult niche?. Am Nat. 2013;181:39-51 pubmed publisher
    ..These results are consistent with the idea that a massive larval size can make adult growth superfluous, and we discuss whether this likely applies to other complex life cycle taxa with nonfeeding, nongrowing adults...

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  1. Chervy L. Unified terminology for cestode microtriches: a proposal from the International Workshops on Cestode Systematics in 2002-2008. Folia Parasitol (Praha). 2009;56:199-230 pubmed
    ..Each type of microthrix variation is defined and illustrated with one or more scanning electron micrographs. An indication of the taxa in which each of the microthrix forms is found is also provided...
  2. Araujo J, De Araújo J, Braga F, Carvalho R, Ferreira S. Activity of the nematophagous fungi Pochonia chlamydosporia, Duddingtonia flagrans and Monacrosporium thaumasium on egg capsules of Dipylidium caninum. Vet Parasitol. 2009;166:86-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The results demonstrated that P. chlamydosporia was in vitro effective against capsules and eggs of D. caninum, and can be considered as a potential biological control agent for this helminth...
  3. Tsai I, Zarowiecki M, Holroyd N, Garciarrubio A, Sanchez Flores A, Brooks K, et al. The genomes of four tapeworm species reveal adaptations to parasitism. Nature. 2013;496:57-63 pubmed publisher
    Tapeworms (Cestoda) cause neglected diseases that can be fatal and are difficult to treat, owing to inefficient drugs...
  4. Eira C, Torres J, Miquel J, Vaqueiro J, Soares A, Vingada J. Trace element concentrations in Proteocephalus macrocephalus (Cestoda) and Anguillicola crassus (Nematoda) in comparison to their fish host, Anguilla anguilla in Ria de Aveiro, Portugal. Sci Total Environ. 2009;407:991-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The system P. macrocephalus/A. anguilla is proposed as another promising bioindicator system to evaluate environmental Cr, Ni, Pb and Zn exposure in estuarine areas where both species co-occur...
  5. Healy C, Caira J, Jensen K, Webster B, Littlewood D. Proposal for a new tapeworm order, Rhinebothriidea. Int J Parasitol. 2009;39:497-511 pubmed publisher
    ..The new order includes at least 13 genera. Intraordinal relationships were determined to be insufficiently stable to justify the formal reorganization of rhinebothriidean families at this time...
  6. Kuchta R, Caira J. Three new species of Echinobothrium (Cestoda: Diphyllidea) from Indo-Pacific stingrays of the genus Pastinachus (Rajiformes: Dasyatidae). Folia Parasitol (Praha). 2010;57:185-96 pubmed
    ..Macrobothridium djeddensis and Macrobothridium sinensis are transferred to Echinobothrium. In addition, Echinobothrium deeghai is considered as a species inquirenda...
  7. Spakulová M, Orosová M, Mackiewicz J. Cytogenetics and chromosomes of tapeworms (Platyhelminthes, Cestoda). Adv Parasitol. 2011;74:177-230 pubmed publisher
    Tapeworms (Cestoda, Platyhelminthes) are a highly diversified group of parasites that can have significant veterinary importance as well as medical impact as disease agents of human alveococcosis, hydatidosis, taeniosis/cysticercosis/..
  8. Heins D, Baker J. Castration of female ninespine stickleback by the pseudophyllidean cestode Schistocephalus pungitii: evolutionary significance and underlying mechanism. J Parasitol. 2010;96:206-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Castration in infected adult-size female ninespine stickleback appears to be the result of adaptive manipulation of host energy allocation by the parasite, but it could result from an energy budget readily influenced by parasitism...
  9. Dezfuli B, Pironi F, Campisi M, Shinn A, Giari L. The response of intestinal mucous cells to the presence of enteric helminths: their distribution, histochemistry and fine structure. J Fish Dis. 2010;33:481-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The cytoplasm was observed to possess numerous electron dense and lucent vesicles, in addition to well-developed rough endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus and a few round mitochondria...
  10. Waeschenbach A, Webster B, Littlewood D. Adding resolution to ordinal level relationships of tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) with large fragments of mtDNA. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2012;63:834-47 pubmed publisher
    The construction of a stable phylogeny for the Cestoda, indicating the interrelationships of recognised orders and other major lineages, has proceeded iteratively since the group first received attention from phylogenetic systematists...
  11. Ash A, Scholz T, Oros M, Levron C, Kar P. Cestodes (Caryophyllidea) of the stinging catfish Heteropneustes fossilis (Siluriformes: Heteropneustidae) from Asia. J Parasitol. 2011;97:899-907 pubmed publisher
    ..Siluriformes: Heteropneustidae) has been reported to harbor as many as 19 species of caryophyllidean tapeworms (Cestoda) of 11 genera in tropical Asia (Indomalayan zoogeographical region)...
  12. Bazsalovicsová E, Králová Hromadová I, Stefka J, Scholz T, Hanzelová V, Vávrová S, et al. Population study of Atractolytocestus huronensis (Cestoda: Caryophyllidea), an invasive parasite of common carp introduced to Europe: mitochondrial cox1 haplotypes and intragenomic ribosomal ITS2 variants. Parasitol Res. 2011;109:125-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Divergent ITS2 copies were mostly induced by different numbers of short repetitive motifs within the sequences, allowing their assortment into two ITS2 variants...
  13. Williams C, Reading A, Scholz T, Shinn A. Larval gryporhynchid tapeworms (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea) of British freshwater fish, with a description of the pathology caused by Paradilepis scolecina. J Helminthol. 2012;86:1-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The small size of these tapeworms and their encapsulation within host tissues appear to limit the severity of pathology, compared with parasites that insert their rostellum during attachment...
  14. Brabec J, Scholz T, Králová Hromadová I, Bazsalovicsová E, Olson P. Substitution saturation and nuclear paralogs of commonly employed phylogenetic markers in the Caryophyllidea, an unusual group of non-segmented tapeworms (Platyhelminthes). Int J Parasitol. 2012;42:259-67 pubmed publisher
  15. Luchetti N, Marques F, Charvet Almeida P. A new species of Potamotrygonocestus Brooks & Thorson, 1976 (Eucestoda: Tetraphyllidea) from Plesiotrygon iwamae Rosa, Castello & Thorson (Mylliobatoidea: Potamotrygonidae) and a redescription of Potamotrygonocestus chaoi Marques, Brooks &. Syst Parasitol. 2008;70:131-45 pubmed publisher
    ..Additional data on the distribution and morphology of the microtriches and a detailed description of the female reproductive system are also provided in this study...
  16. Bouzid W, Stefka J, Hypsa V, Lek S, Scholz T, Legal L, et al. Geography and host specificity: two forces behind the genetic structure of the freshwater fish parasite Ligula intestinalis (Cestoda: Diphyllobothriidae). Int J Parasitol. 2008;38:1465-79 pubmed publisher
    ..Although the ITS2 sequences were found to display considerable intragenomic variability, their relationships were generally in good agreement with the topology derived from mitochondrial genes...
  17. Reyda F. Intestinal helminths of freshwater stingrays in southeastern Peru, and a new genus and two new species of cestode. J Parasitol. 2008;94:684-99 pubmed publisher
    ..The known numbers of genera and species of tetraphyllidean cestodes parasitizing neotropical freshwater stingrays are now 6 and 22, respectively...
  18. Benesh D. What are the evolutionary constraints on larval growth in a trophically transmitted parasite?. Oecologia. 2010;162:599-608 pubmed publisher
    ..The commonly assumed constraints on larval growth and development were not observed in this system, so it remains unclear what prevents worms from exploiting their intermediate hosts more aggressively...
  19. Orosová M, Ivica K, Eva B, Marta S. Karyotype, chromosomal characteristics of multiple rDNA clusters and intragenomic variability of ribosomal ITS2 in Caryophyllaeides fennica (Cestoda). Parasitol Int. 2010;59:351-7 pubmed publisher
    ..These results contribute to recently published evidence for the intraindividual ribosomal ITS sequence variability in basal tapeworms with multiple rDNA loci and imply that both phenomena may be mutually linked...
  20. Stefka J, Hypsa V, Scholz T. Interplay of host specificity and biogeography in the population structure of a cosmopolitan endoparasite: microsatellite study of Ligula intestinalis (Cestoda). Mol Ecol. 2009;18:1187-206 pubmed publisher
    ..However, despite the high mobility, large bodies of salt water prevent the parasite from long-distance migrations, as was demonstrated in an example of the Mediterranean Sea which represented an effective barrier to gene flow...
  21. Hammerschmidt K, Koch K, Milinski M, Chubb J, Parker G. When to go: optimization of host switching in parasites with complex life cycles. Evolution. 2009;63:1976-86 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results show that these manipulated behavioral changes are adaptive for S. solidus, rather than an artifact, as they maximize parasite fitness...
  22. Blanchet S, Thomas F, Loot G. Reciprocal effects between host phenotype and pathogens: new insights from an old problem. Trends Parasitol. 2009;25:364-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, we outline technical avenues for explicitly considering reciprocal effects in the future and discuss their fundamental and applied implications...
  23. Benesh D. Developmental inflexibility of larval tapeworms in response to resource variation. Int J Parasitol. 2010;40:487-97 pubmed publisher
    ..For S. solidus, there were large cross-environment genetic correlations for development, suggesting there may be genetic constraints on the evolution of developmental plasticity...
  24. Menoret A, Ivanov V. A new species of tetraphyllidean (Cestoda) from the Largespot River stingray, Potamotrygon falkneri (Potamotrygonidae: Chondrichthyes), from the Parana basin. J Parasitol. 2009;95:994-9 pubmed publisher
    Rhinebothrium paranaensis n. sp. (Tetraphyllidea: Cestoda) is described from the freshwater stingray Potamotrygon falkneri collected in the Colastiné River, a tributary to the Lower Parana River in Argentina...
  25. Smyth J. Studies on tapeworm physiology, the cultivation of Schistocephalus solidus in vitro. J Exp Biol. 1946;23:47-70 pubmed
  26. Oros M, Scholz T, Hanzelová V, Mackiewicz J. Scolex morphology of monozoic cestodes (Caryophyllidea) from the Palaearctic Region: a useful tool for species identification. Folia Parasitol (Praha). 2010;57:37-46 pubmed
    A comparative study of the scoleces of caryophyllidean tapeworms (Cestoda: Caryophyllidea), parasitic in cypriniform fishes in the Palaearctic Region, was carried out using light and scanning electron microscopy...
  27. Makarikov A, Gulyaev V, Kontrimavichus V. A redescription of Arostrilepis horrida (Linstow, 1901) and descriptions of two new species from Palaearctic microtine rodents, Arostrilepis macrocirrosa sp. n. and A. tenuicirrosa sp. n. (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae). Folia Parasitol (Praha). 2011;58:108-20 pubmed
    ..Hymenolepis neurotrichi Rausch, 1962, which had been placed in Arostrilepis by Mas-Coma and Tenora (1997), does not correspond to the generic diagnosis and is considered a species incertae sedis...
  28. Barber I, Scharsack J. The three-spined stickleback-Schistocephalus solidus system: an experimental model for investigating host-parasite interactions in fish. Parasitology. 2010;137:411-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we introduce the host and the parasite, review the major findings of these recent experimental infection studies and identify further aspects of host parasite interactions that might be investigated using the system...
  29. Benesh D, Hafer N. Growth and ontogeny of the tapeworm Schistocephalus solidus in its copepod first host affects performance in its stickleback second intermediate host. Parasit Vectors. 2012;5:90 pubmed publisher
    ..Using the tapeworm Schistocephalus solidus, we evaluated how parasite size, age, and ontogeny in the copepod first host interact to determine performance in the stickleback second host...
  30. Wedekind C. The infectivity, growth, and virulence of the cestode Schistocephalus solidus in its first intermediate host, the copepod Macrocyclops albidus. Parasitology. 1997;115 ( Pt 3):317-24 pubmed
    ..An infection with S. solidus was also strongly linked with host reproduction: infected females were more likely to bear an egg sac at the end of the experiment than non-infected ones. These egg sacs, however, contained fewer eggs. ..
  31. Nakao M, Sako Y, Yokoyama N, Fukunaga M, Ito A. Mitochondrial genetic code in cestodes. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2000;111:415-24 pubmed
    ..Based on these results, we propose that the flatworm mitochondrial code should be modified for cestodes, particularly, in an initiating methionine codon (GUG) and a terminating codon (UAA). ..
  32. Hammerschmidt K, Kurtz J. Surface carbohydrate composition of a tapeworm in its consecutive intermediate hosts: individual variation and fitness consequences. Int J Parasitol. 2005;35:1499-507 pubmed
    ..e. infectivity and growth. Surface sugar composition may thus be a proximate correlate of the evolutionarily relevant variability in infectivity and virulence of parasites in different hosts. ..
  33. Bhagwant S. Human Bertiella studeri (family Anoplocephalidae) infection of probable Southeast Asian origin in Mauritian children and an adult. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004;70:225-8 pubmed
    ..studeri and provide a correct diagnosis. The case reports indicate gastrointestinal disturbances in human bertiellosis. Human infection with Bertiella studeri is reported for the first time in a Mauritian adult...
  34. Candolin U, Voigt H. No effect of a parasite on reproduction in stickleback males: a laboratory artefact?. Parasitology. 2001;122:457-64 pubmed
    ..The favourable conditions in the laboratory exclude factors such as predation risk, social interactions, and fluctuating environmental conditions that may use up resources in the field and mediate the effect of the parasite...
  35. Zehnder M, Mariaux J. Molecular systematic analysis of the order Proteocephalidea (Eucestoda) based on mitochondrial and nuclear rDNA sequences. Int J Parasitol. 1999;29:1841-52 pubmed
    ..Palaearctic Proteocephalus species nevertheless constituted a well-defined clade. The two genes globally yielded compatible results; however, the nuclear ribosomal gene provided a better resolution of relations among Proteocephalidea. ..
  36. Campbell R, Callahan C. Histopathological reactions of the blue shark, Prionace glauca, to postlarvae of Hepatoxylon trichiuri (Cestoda: Trypanorhyncha: Hepatoxylidae) in relationship to scolex morphology. Folia Parasitol (Praha). 1998;45:47-52 pubmed
    ..SEM examination of the scolex of H. trichiuri postlarvae revealed fused pairs of bothridia within infolded muscular lateral rims, porose tegument devoid of microtriches and a bilateral plane of symmetry in the tentacular armature. ..
  37. Molnar K. Histopathological changes caused by the metacestodes of Neogryporhynchus cheilancristrotus (Wedl, 1855) in the gut of the gibel carp, Carassius gibelio. Acta Vet Hung. 2005;53:45-52 pubmed
    ..Around the worms, congested capillaries and formation of macrophages were seen in the lysed connective tissue...
  38. Franz K, Kurtz J. Altered host behaviour: manipulation or energy depletion in tapeworm-infected copepods?. Parasitology. 2002;125:187-96 pubmed
    ..reduced escaping ability and an increased level of general activity, when infected with Schistocephalus solidus (Cestoda). This facilitates predation by the subsequent host, the three-spined stickleback...
  39. Ivanov V. A new species of Rhinebothroides Mayes, Brooks & Thorson, 1981 (Cestoda: Tetraphyllidea) from the ocellate river stingray in Argentina, with amended descriptions of two other species of the genus. Syst Parasitol. 2004;58:159-74 pubmed
    ..mclennanae and R. glandularis, the absence of microtriches in the genital atrium, intraspecific variation of bothridial shape and ovarian shape. ..
  40. Olson P, Yoder K, Fajardo L G L, Marty A, van de Pas S, Olivier C, et al. Lethal invasive cestodiasis in immunosuppressed patients. J Infect Dis. 2003;187:1962-6 pubmed
    ..A prior report of this case nearly 30 years ago, based on tissue examination, had suggested that the parasite was a sparganum...
  41. Hammerschmidt K, Kurtz J. Schistocephalus solidus: establishment of tapeworms in sticklebacks--fast food or fast lane?. Exp Parasitol. 2007;116:142-9 pubmed
    ..Once exposed, the underlying tegument with microtriches might serve to facilitate migration of the parasite into the body cavity. ..
  42. Molina C, Ogburn J, Adegboyega P. Infection by Dipylidium caninum in an infant. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2003;127:e157-9 pubmed
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first case to be reported in the American pathology literature during the last 36 years (MEDLINE database, 1966-2002)...
  43. Bosi G, Arrighi S, Di Giancamillo A, Domeneghini C. Histochemistry of glycoconjugates in mucous cells of Salmo trutta uninfected and naturally parasitized with intestinal helminths. Dis Aquat Organ. 2005;64:45-51 pubmed
    ..Our study is the first quantitative report on the effects of intestinal helminths on the density of mucous cells and mucus composition in a fish species...
  44. Galán Puchades M, Fuentes M, Mas Coma S. Morphology of Bertiella studeri (Blanchard, 1891) sensu Stunkard (1940) (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) of human origin and a proposal of criteria for the specific diagnosis of bertiellosis. Folia Parasitol (Praha). 2000;47:23-8 pubmed
    ..studeiri and Bertiella mucronata (Meyner, 1895), or additional species may be affecting humans...
  45. Gallella S, Gunawardena G, Karunaweera N. Bertiella studeri infection: resistance to niclosamide. Ceylon Med J. 2004;49:65 pubmed
  46. Hu M, Gasser R, Chilton N, Beveridge I. Genetic variation in the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 within three species of Progamotaenia (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) from macropodid marsupials. Parasitology. 2005;130:117-29 pubmed
    ..Comparison of genetic relationships of cestodes with the phylogeny of their hosts revealed examples of colonization (P. zschokkei in M. agilis) and of host switching (P. zschokkei in M. dorsalis)...
  47. Olson P, Littlewood D, Bray R, Mariaux J. Interrelationships and evolution of the tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2001;19:443-67 pubmed
    Interrelationships of the tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) were examined by use of small (SSU) and large (LSU) subunit ribosomal DNA sequences and morphological characters...
  48. Chubb J, Seppala T, Luscher A, Milinski M, Valtonen E. Schistocephalus cotti n. sp. (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea) plerocercoids from bullheads Cottus gobio L. in an Arctic river in Finland, with a key to the plerocercoids of the Palaearctic species of the genus. Syst Parasitol. 2006;65:161-70 pubmed
    ..Cross-infection experiments and molecular studies are recommended to further elucidate the interrelationships between the various species of Schistocephalus...
  49. Christen M, Kurtz J, Milinski M. Outcrossing increases infection success and competitive ability: experimental evidence from a hermaphrodite parasite. Evolution. 2002;56:2243-51 pubmed
    ..This advantage of outcrossing became apparent only in the competitive situation, in which superior abilities of parasites to extract limiting resources from the host become crucial...
  50. Hanzelová V, Gerdeaux D. Seasonal occurrence of the tapeworm Proteocephalus longicollis and its transmission from copepod intermediate host to fish. Parasitol Res. 2003;91:130-6 pubmed
    ..Overall transmission potential of P. longicollis was low, with only about 9% of juvenile specimens reaching maturity in common whitefish...
  51. Bâ C, Bâ A, Marchand B. Ultrastructure of the spermatozoon of Bothriocephalus claviceps (Cestoda, Pseudophyllidea): a parasite of Anguilla anguilla (Fish, Teleostei). Parasitol Res. 2007;101:77-83 pubmed
    ..The presence of an apical cone of the electron dense material has never, to our knowledge, been reported in the Pseudophyllidea. In addition, we show for the first time the existence of a crested body in the Bothriocephalidae...
  52. de Chambrier A, Mariaux J, Sène A, Mahmoud Z, Scholz T. Sandonella sandoni (Lynsdale, 1960), an enigmatic and morphologically unique cestode parasitic in the osteoglossiform fish Heterotis niloticus in Africa. J Parasitol. 2008;94:202-11 pubmed publisher
  53. Mariaux J. Cestode systematics: any progress?. Int J Parasitol. 1996;26:231-43 pubmed
    ..A synergism linking morphological and molecular characters and phylogenetic approaches to analysis provides a firm foundation for rapid and seminal advances in the elucidation of relationships among the Eucestoda...
  54. Traversa D, Fichi G, Campigli M, Rondolotti A, Iorio R, Proudman C, et al. A comparison of coprological, serological and molecular methods for the diagnosis of horse infection with Anoplocephala perfoliata (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea). Vet Parasitol. 2008;152:271-7 pubmed publisher
    Anoplocephala perfoliata (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea), the commonest intestinal tapeworm of horses, can cause colic, intussusceptions, ileal impactions and intestinal perforations. Common diagnostic techniques for A. perfoliata infection, i...
  55. Healy C. Three new species of Rhinebothrium (Cestoda: Tetraphyllidea) from the freshwater whipray, Himantura chaophraya, in Malaysian Borneo. J Parasitol. 2006;92:364-74 pubmed
    ..Each of the new species was examined with light and scanning electron microscopy. Two of the new species possess cilia on their bothridia, which have not previously been reported for members of this genus...
  56. Gómez García L, López Marín L, Saavedra R, Reyes J, Rodriguez Sosa M, Terrazas L. Intact glycans from cestode antigens are involved in innate activation of myeloid suppressor cells. Parasite Immunol. 2005;27:395-405 pubmed
    ..Together with previous studies on nematode and trematode parasites, our data support the hypothesis that glycans can be involved on a similar pathway in the immunoregulation by helminths...
  57. Ivanov V. A new species of Acanthobothrium (Cestoda: Tetraphyllidea: Onchobothriidae) from the ocellate river stingray, Potamotrygon motoro (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae), in Argentina. J Parasitol. 2005;91:390-6 pubmed
    ..The discovery of a new species of Acanthobothrium from a potamotrygonid extends our understanding of the diversity of the genus in freshwater stingrays in South America...
  58. Schjørring S. Delayed selfing in relation to the availability of a mating partner in the cestode Schistocephalus solidus. Evolution. 2004;58:2591-6 pubmed
    ..This delay is partly compensated for by a later higher egg production, although singly breeding cestodes still pay a cost of overall lower egg production...
  59. Marques F, Brooks D. Taxonomic revision of Rhinebothroides (Eucestoda: Tetraphyllidea: Phyllobothriidae), parasites of neotropical freshwater stingrays (Rajiformes: Myliobatoidei: Potamotrygonidae). J Parasitol. 2003;89:994-1017 pubmed
    ..freitasi (syn. R. circularisi and R. venezuelensis), R. glandularis (syn. R. mclennanae), R. moralaurai, and R. scorzai. We provide a taxonomic review of the genus, 8 additional host records, 7 new localities, and an identification key...
  60. Christen M, Milinski M. The consequences of self-fertilization and outcrossing of the cestode Schistocephalus solidus in its second intermediate host. Parasitology. 2003;126:369-78 pubmed
    ..Nevertheless, total worm weight in multiply infected fish was significantly lower than in singly infected ones, which thus might be a parasite life-history strategy...
  61. Olson P, Littlewood D, Griffiths D, Kennedy C, Arme C. Evidence for the co-existence of separate strains or species of Ligula in Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland. J Helminthol. 2002;76:171-4 pubmed
    LIGULA (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea) infections in gudgeon (Gobio gobio) and roach (Rutilus rutilus) differ markedly in the pathology that is observed in the host, particularly with respect to a tissue response and the extent of inhibition ..
  62. Boag B, Lello J, Fenton A, Tompkins D, Hudson P. Patterns of parasite aggregation in the wild European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Int J Parasitol. 2001;31:1421-8 pubmed
    ..Myxomatosis had a marked effect on helminth distribution with substantially less aggregation in rabbits showing clinical signs of the disease...
  63. Wedekind C, Strahm D, Scharer L. Evidence for strategic egg production in a hermaphroditic cestode. Parasitology. 1998;117 ( Pt 4):373-82 pubmed
    ..The observed phenotypic plasticity in the reproduction of S. solidus is discussed within 4 evolutionary frameworks: local mate competition adjusted for hermaphrodites, the hermaphrodite's dilemma, bet-hedging, and sib-competition...
  64. Scholz T, Drabek R, Hanzelová V. Scolex morphology of Proteocephalus tapeworms (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae), parasites of freshwater fish in the Palaearctic Region. Folia Parasitol (Praha). 1998;45:27-43 pubmed
    ..The taxa more easily distinguishable from congeners on the basis of their scolex morphology were P. cernuae, P. macrocephalus, P. osculatus, P. percae and P. torulosus. The taxonomic importance of the scolex is discussed...
  65. Verneau O, Renaud F, Catzeflis F. Evolutionary relationships of sibling tapeworm species (Cestoda) parasitizing teleost fishes. Mol Biol Evol. 1997;14:630-6 pubmed
    ..ITS1) were used to investigate phylogenetic relationships among seven host-specific Bothriocephalus parasites (Cestoda, Pseudophyllidae)...
  66. Dorucu M, Wilson D, Barber I. Differences in adult egg output of Schistocephalus solidus from singly- and multiply-infected sticklebacks. J Parasitol. 2007;93:1521-3 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss our results in terms of recent studies examining strategic egg production in helminths...
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