acanthocephala

Summary

Summary: A phylum of parasitic worms, closely related to tapeworms and containing two genera: Moniliformis, which sometimes infects man, and Macracanthorhynchus, which infects swine.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Phylogeny of the Acanthocephala based on morphological characters
    S Monks
    Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Canada
    Syst Parasitol 48:81-116. 2001
  2. ncbi Occurrence of the subgenus Acanthosentis Verma & Datta, 1929 (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) in Japan, with the description of Acanthogyrus (Acanthosentis) alternatspinus n. sp. and A. (A.) parareceptaclis n. sp. from Lake Biwa drainage fishes and a k
    Omar M Amin
    Institute of Parasitic Diseases, PO Box 28372, Tempe, Arizona 85285 8372, USA
    Syst Parasitol 60:125-37. 2005
  3. ncbi Comparison between lead accumulation of Pomphorhynchus laevis (Palaeacanthocephala) in the intestine of chub (Leuciscus cephalus) and in the body cavity of goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus)
    B Sures
    School of Environmental and Applied Sciences, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, DE22 1GB, Derby, UK
    Int J Parasitol 31:669-73. 2001
  4. ncbi Pomphorhynchus laevis (Palaeacanthocephala) in the intestine of chub (Leuciscus cephalus) as an indicator of metal pollution
    Bernd Sures
    Zoologisches Institut I Okologie Parasitologie, Universitat Karlsruhe, Geb 07 01, Kornblumenstrasse 13, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 33:65-70. 2003
  5. ncbi Infection with an acanthocephalan manipulates an amphipod's reaction to a fish predator's odours
    Sebastian A Baldauf
    Institute for Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Bonn, An der Immenburg 1, D 53121 Bonn, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 37:61-5. 2007
  6. ncbi Ultrastructure of the acanthella of Paratenuisentis ambiguus (Acanthocephala)
    N Hehn
    Institut für Zoologie und Anthropologie, Universitat Gottingen, Germany
    Parasitol Res 87:467-71. 2001
  7. ncbi The syndermatan phylogeny and the evolution of acanthocephalan endoparasitism as inferred from 18S rDNA sequences
    Holger Herlyn
    Primate Genetics, German Primate Center, Kellnerweg 4, Göttingen 37077, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 26:155-64. 2003
  8. ncbi Classification of the acanthocephala
    Omar M Amin
    Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Folia Parasitol (Praha) 60:273-305. 2013
  9. ncbi Is metal accumulation in Pomphorhynchus laevis dependent on parasite sex or infrapopulation size?
    M Nachev
    Angewandte Zoologie Hydrobiologie, Universitat Duisburg Essen, Universitatsstrasse 5, D45141, Essen, Germany
    Parasitology 137:1239-48. 2010
  10. ncbi The intestinal parasite Pomphorhynchus laevis (Acanthocephala) from barbel as a bioindicator for metal pollution in the Danube River near Budapest, Hungary
    F Thielen
    Zoologisches Institut I Okologie, Universitat Karlsruhe, Geb 07 01, D 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
    Environ Pollut 129:421-9. 2004

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  1. ncbi Phylogeny of the Acanthocephala based on morphological characters
    S Monks
    Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Canada
    Syst Parasitol 48:81-116. 2001
    ..is to provide a more comprehensive analysis of the phylogenetic relationships among members of the phylum Acanthocephala using morphological characters...
  2. ncbi Occurrence of the subgenus Acanthosentis Verma & Datta, 1929 (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) in Japan, with the description of Acanthogyrus (Acanthosentis) alternatspinus n. sp. and A. (A.) parareceptaclis n. sp. from Lake Biwa drainage fishes and a k
    Omar M Amin
    Institute of Parasitic Diseases, PO Box 28372, Tempe, Arizona 85285 8372, USA
    Syst Parasitol 60:125-37. 2005
    ..A.) cheni nom. nov. for A. (A.) coiliae (Yamaguti) sensu Chen et al. (1973). A review of the species composition of Acanthosentis is provided and a key to its species and zoogeographical notes are included...
  3. ncbi Comparison between lead accumulation of Pomphorhynchus laevis (Palaeacanthocephala) in the intestine of chub (Leuciscus cephalus) and in the body cavity of goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus)
    B Sures
    School of Environmental and Applied Sciences, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, DE22 1GB, Derby, UK
    Int J Parasitol 31:669-73. 2001
    ..laevis in goldfish exposed to lead did not accumulate the metal. Thus, it was conclusively shown that metal accumulation in acanthocephalans is associated with the intestinal location and does not occur in the body cavity...
  4. ncbi Pomphorhynchus laevis (Palaeacanthocephala) in the intestine of chub (Leuciscus cephalus) as an indicator of metal pollution
    Bernd Sures
    Zoologisches Institut I Okologie Parasitologie, Universitat Karlsruhe, Geb 07 01, Kornblumenstrasse 13, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 33:65-70. 2003
    ..A mechanism of lead uptake by P. laevis and the application of acanthocephalans as accumulation indicators of metal pollution is discussed...
  5. ncbi Infection with an acanthocephalan manipulates an amphipod's reaction to a fish predator's odours
    Sebastian A Baldauf
    Institute for Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Bonn, An der Immenburg 1, D 53121 Bonn, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 37:61-5. 2007
    ..Thus, we believe we show for the first time that P. laevis increases its chance to reach a final host by olfactory-triggered manipulation of the anti-predator behaviour of its intermediate host...
  6. ncbi Ultrastructure of the acanthella of Paratenuisentis ambiguus (Acanthocephala)
    N Hehn
    Institut für Zoologie und Anthropologie, Universitat Gottingen, Germany
    Parasitol Res 87:467-71. 2001
    ..In all investigated stages no extracellular materials were observed. Posterior of the uncinogenous bands lies the brain anlage and the primordia of the reproductive system. Neither a sense organ nor a nervous system were found...
  7. ncbi The syndermatan phylogeny and the evolution of acanthocephalan endoparasitism as inferred from 18S rDNA sequences
    Holger Herlyn
    Primate Genetics, German Primate Center, Kellnerweg 4, Göttingen 37077, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 26:155-64. 2003
    The phylogeny of the Syndermata (Rotifera: Monogononta, Bdelloidea, Seisonidea; Acanthocephala: Palaeacanthocephala, Eoacanthocephala, Archiacanthocephala) is key to understanding the evolution of acanthocephalan endoparasitism from free-..
  8. ncbi Classification of the acanthocephala
    Omar M Amin
    Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Folia Parasitol (Praha) 60:273-305. 2013
    In 1985, Amin presented a new system for the classification of the Acanthocephala in Crompton and Nickol's (1985) book 'Biology of the Acanthocephala' and recognized the concepts of Meyer (1931, 1932, 1933) and Van Cleave (1936, 1941, ..
  9. ncbi Is metal accumulation in Pomphorhynchus laevis dependent on parasite sex or infrapopulation size?
    M Nachev
    Angewandte Zoologie Hydrobiologie, Universitat Duisburg Essen, Universitatsstrasse 5, D45141, Essen, Germany
    Parasitology 137:1239-48. 2010
    ..Thus, for metal monitoring purposes there is no need to take these aspects into account, which makes the use of parasites as bioindicators more applicable...
  10. ncbi The intestinal parasite Pomphorhynchus laevis (Acanthocephala) from barbel as a bioindicator for metal pollution in the Danube River near Budapest, Hungary
    F Thielen
    Zoologisches Institut I Okologie, Universitat Karlsruhe, Geb 07 01, D 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
    Environ Pollut 129:421-9. 2004
    ..Ratio of metal concentrations in the parasites and the host tissues provide additional information. Not including acanthocephalans in accumulation bioindication studies with fishes (as still customarily done) may lead to false results...
  11. ncbi Phylogenetic relationships of the Acanthocephala inferred from 18S ribosomal DNA sequences
    T J Near
    Center for Biodiversity, Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, Illinois, 61820, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 10:287-98. 1998
    Phylogenetic relationships within the Acanthocephala have remained unresolved. Past systematic efforts have focused on creating classifications with little consideration of phylogenetic methods...
  12. ncbi The intestinal parasite Pomphorhynchus laevis (Acanthocephala) interferes with the uptake and accumulation of lead (210Pb) in its fish host chub (Leuciscus cephalus)
    Bernd Sures
    Zoologisches Institut I Okologie Parasitologie, Universitat Karlsruhe, Kornblumenstrasse 13, D 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 33:1617-22. 2003
    ..Additionally, the results gave further experimental evidence for acanthocephalans as accumulation indicators for metals...
  13. ncbi Molecular phylogenetics of Floridosentis ward, 1953 (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) parasites of mullets (Osteichthyes) from Mexico, using 28S rDNA sequences
    Rogelio Rosas-Valdez
    Museo de Zoología, Alfonso L Herrera, Departamento de Biologia Evolutiva, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico UNAM, Apartado Postal 70 399, 04510 Mexico D F, Mexico
    J Parasitol 98:855-62. 2012
    Species of Floridosentis (Acanthocephala) are common parasites of mullets (Mugil spp., Mugilidae) found in tropical marine and brackish water in the Americas. Floridosentis includes 2 species distributed in Mexico, i.e...
  14. ncbi The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Oncicola luehei (Acanthocephala: Archiacanthocephala) and its phylogenetic position within Syndermata
    Mohiuddin Gazi
    Graduate Program in Cell Biology and Genetics and Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 361 763, Republic of Korea
    Parasitol Int 61:307-16. 2012
    ..14,281bp), the first archiacanthocephalan representative and the second complete sequence from the phylum Acanthocephala. The complete genome contains 36 genes including 12 protein coding genes, 22 transfer RNA (tRNA) genes and 2 ..
  15. ncbi Phylogenetic analyses of endoparasitic Acanthocephala based on mitochondrial genomes suggest secondary loss of sensory organs
    Mathias Weber
    Institute of Molecular Genetics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, J J Becherweg 30a, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 66:182-9. 2013
    The metazoan taxon Syndermata (Monogononta, Bdelloidea, Seisonidea, Acanthocephala) comprises species with vastly different lifestyles...
  16. ncbi Interspecific interactions between Acanthocephala in the intestine of brown trout: are they more frequent in Ireland?
    C J Byrne
    Department of Zoology, University of Dublin Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
    Parasitology 127:399-409. 2003
    ..Evidence has shown that Acanthocephala are more likely to exhibit negative interactions with their own and other species, under both field and ..
  17. ncbi Morphological and molecular differentiation of two new species of Pseudoacanthocephalus Petrochenko, 1958 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from amphibians and reptiles in the Philippines, with identification key for the genus
    Vasyl V Tkach
    Department of Biology, University of North Dakota, 10 Cornell Street, Grand Forks, ND 58202, USA
    Syst Parasitol 85:11-26. 2013
    ..This is the first report of Pseudoacanthocephalus in the Philippines. A key to known species of Pseudoacanthocephalus is provided...
  18. ncbi Neoechinorhynchus (Neoechinorhynchus) chimalapasensis n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from the freshwater fish Awaous banana (Valenciennes) (Gobiidae) in Mexico
    Guillermo Salgado-Maldonado
    Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 70 153, CP 04510, Mexico, DF, Mexico
    Syst Parasitol 75:231-7. 2010
    ..N.) roseus; and (3) the female gonopore situated ventrally subterminal, as opposed to being a significant distance anteriorly to the posterior extremity in N. (N.) roseus...
  19. ncbi Costs of intraspecific and interspecific host sharing in acanthocephalan cystacanths
    B S Dezfuli
    Dipartimento di Biologia, , Italy
    Parasitology 122:483-9. 2001
    ..e. birds). These findings suggest that the net benefits of sharing an intermediate host can only be estimated by taking into account both the effects on transmission success and the consequences for cystacanth development...
  20. ncbi Fish acanthocephalans of the genus Pomphorhynchus sp. as globally applicable bioindicators for metal pollution in the aquatic environment?
    Bernd Sures
    Zoologisches Institut Okologie Parasitologie, Universitat Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 116:19-23. 2004
    ..This papers summarizes the present knowledge on P. laevis and its metal bioaccumulation properties in order to evaluate the applicability of species of the Pomphorhynchus genus as promising sentinels for heavy metals on a global scale...
  21. ncbi Uptake of lead by Pomphorhynchus laevis cystacanths in Gammarus pulex and immature worms in chub (Leuciscus cephalus)
    R Siddall
    School of Environmental and Applied Sciences, University of Derby, UK
    Parasitol Res 84:573-7. 1998
    ..Furthermore, metal concentrations in adult acanthocephalans will respond rapidly to changes in environmental exposure of their hosts...
  22. ncbi Intra- and interspecific competition among helminth parasites: effects on Coitocaecum parvum life history strategy, size and fecundity
    Clément Lagrue
    Department of Zoology, University of Otago, 340 Great King Street, P O Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    Int J Parasitol 38:1435-44. 2008
    ..These results show that the life history strategy adopted by a parasite may be influenced by other parasites sharing the same host...
  23. ncbi Co-variation between the intensity of behavioural manipulation and parasite development time in an acanthocephalan-amphipod system
    N Franceschi
    Laboratoire Biogéosciences, UMR CNRS 5561, Equipe Ecologie Evolutive, Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
    J Evol Biol 23:2143-50. 2010
    ..This suggests that parasites cannot optimize at the same time these two important parameters of their fitness, and this could explain a part of the variation observed in the wild...
  24. ncbi Influence of environmental changes in the north-western Atlantic Ocean on a parasite, Echinorhynchus gadi (Acanthocephala) of Atlantic cod ( Gadus morhua) occurring off coastal Labrador, Canada
    R A Khan
    Department of Biology, Memorial University, St John s, Newfoundland, Canada
    J Helminthol 82:203-9. 2008
    ..was conducted to determine the influence of environmental change on an endoparasite, Echinorhynchus gadi (Acanthocephala) of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) over a 30-year period off the coast of Labrador in the north-western Atlantic, ..
  25. ncbi Competition for minerals between Acanthocephalus lucii and its definitive host perch (Perca fluviatilis)
    Bernd Sures
    Zoologisches Institut I Okologie Parasitologie, Universitat Karlsruhe, Geb 07 01, Kornblumenstr 13, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 32:1117-22. 2002
    ..lucii in the intestine. Thus, it emerged that not only is there competition for essential elements between acanthocephalans inside the gut but there is also competition for these elements between the host and its parasites...
  26. ncbi Intraspecific variability in host manipulation by parasites
    Frederic Thomas
    IRD, MIVEGEC UMR CNRS IRD UM, Team Strategy and Adaptation of Transmission, 911 Avenue Agropolis, 34090 Montpellier, France
    Infect Genet Evol 11:262-9. 2011
    ..Here we review the non-genetic (i.e. environmental) and genetic causes of variability in host behaviour manipulation, discuss its evolutionary significance, and propose directions for further researches...
  27. ncbi Acanthocephalus amini n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from the freshwater fish Cichlasoma urophthalmus (Günther) (Cichlidae) in Mexico
    Guillermo Salgado-Maldonado
    Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, DF, Mexico
    Syst Parasitol 73:193-8. 2009
    ....
  28. ncbi The intestinal parasite Pomphorhynchus laevis as a sensitive accumulation indicator for the platinum group metals Pt, Pd, and Rh
    B Sures
    Zoologisches Institut I, Okologie Parasitologie, Universitat Karlsruhe, Kornblumenstrasse 13, D 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
    Environ Res 98:83-8. 2005
    ..All metals were found at significantly higher concentrations in the acanthocephalan than in the tissues of barbel. These results are discussed with respect to the application of P. laevis as an accumulation indicator for metals...
  29. ncbi Redescription of Rhadinorhynchus ornatus (Acanthocephala: Rhadinorhynchidae) from skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis, collected in the Pacific Ocean off South America, with special reference to new morphological features
    Omar M Amin
    Institute of Parasitic Diseases, P O Box 28372, Tempe, Arizona 85285, USA
    J Parasitol 95:656-64. 2009
    ..This is the first report of microtrichs in any species of Acanthocephala and the second report of striations in proboscis hooks. The geographical distribution of R...
  30. ncbi Variation between populations and local adaptation in acanthocephalan-induced parasite manipulation
    Nathalie Franceschi
    Universite de Bourgogne, Laboratoire Biogéosciences, UMR CNRS 5561, Equipe Ecologie Evolutive, 6 Boulevard Gabriel, 21000 Dijon, France
    Evolution 64:2417-30. 2010
    ..In addition, all naturally infected host populations were less sensitive to parasite manipulation compared to a naive host population, suggesting that hosts may evolve a general resistance to manipulation...
  31. ncbi Some species of Centrorhynchus Lühe, 1911 (Acanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) from the collection of the Natural History Museum, London
    Zlatka M Dimitrova
    Department of Zoology, Faculty of Agriculture, Thracian University, Student Campus, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
    Syst Parasitol 62:117-34. 2005
    ..milvus Ward, 1956 from Milvus migrans (Boddaert) in India. The species are described and figured on the basis of this material...
  32. ncbi Host sharing and host manipulation by larval helminths in shore crabs: cooperation or conflict?
    Robert Poulin
    Department of Zoology, University of Otago, P O Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Int J Parasitol 33:425-33. 2003
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  33. ncbi Conflict between co-occurring manipulative parasites? An experimental study of the joint influence of two acanthocephalan parasites on the behaviour of Gammarus pulex
    F Cezilly
    Laboratoire Ecologie Evolution UMR CNRS 5561 Biogéosciences, Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
    Parasitology 120:625-30. 2000
    ..minutus. We discuss our results in relation to the occurrence of active avoidance or hijacking between conflicting manipulative parasites and provide some recommendations for future research...
  34. pmc First report of Neoechinorhynchus (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from marine fish of the eastern seaboard of Vietnam, with the description of six new species
    O M Amin
    Institute of Parasitic Diseases, 11445 E Via Linda, 2 419, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Parasite 18:21-34. 2011
    ..johnii because of proboscis armature and other discrepancies with the Yamaguti material. Notes on host distribution and feeding habits are also included...
  35. ncbi Introduced brown trout alter native acanthocephalan infections in native fish
    Rachel A Paterson
    Department of Zoology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    J Anim Ecol 80:990-8. 2011
    ..Hence, trout presence may instead reduce parasite burdens in galaxias by either reducing galaxias density or by altering galaxias foraging behaviour...
  36. ncbi Ultrastructural study of spermiogenesis and the spermatozoon of Cavisoma magnum (Southwell, 1927) (Acanthocephala, Palaeacanthocephala, Cavisomidae), from Siganus lineatus (Pisces, Teleostei, Siganidae) (Valenciennes, 1835) in New Caledonia
    J Foata
    CNRS UMR 6134, University of Corsica, Parasites and Mediterranean Ecosystems Laboratory, BP 52, 20250 Corte, France
    Micron 43:141-9. 2012
    This paper presents an ultrastructural study of Cavisoma magnum (Acanthocephala, Cavisomatidae) with a Transmission Electron Microscopy tool...
  37. ncbi The endohelminth fauna of barbel ( Barbus barbus) correlates with water quality of the Danube River in Bulgaria
    M Nachev
    Angewandte Zoologie Hydrobiologie, Universitat Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Parasitology 136:545-52. 2009
    ..Therefore, the composition and diversity of parasite communities may be used to characterize ecosystem health and integrity...
  38. ncbi Acanthocephalan size and sex affect the modification of intermediate host colouration
    D P Benesh
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, Plön 24306, Germany
    Parasitology 136:847-54. 2009
    ..This may be an adaptive strategy if, as parasites grow, the potential for additional growth decreases and the likelihood of host mortality increases...
  39. ncbi Organisation of the praesoma of Paratenuisentis ambiguus (Van Cleave, 1921) (Acanthocephala: Eoacanthocephala), with special reference to the lateral sense organs and musculature
    H Herlyn
    , , Berliner Str. 28, , Germany
    Syst Parasitol 50:105-16. 2001
    ..reference to the lateral sense organs and the musculature, in order to substantiate the basal pattern of the Acanthocephala and to analyse the phylogeny of the taxon...
  40. ncbi Protection first then facilitation: a manipulative parasite modulates the vulnerability to predation of its intermediate host according to its own developmental stage
    Lucile Dianne
    Universite de Bourgogne, Laboratoire Biogéosciences, UMR CNRS 5561, Equipe Ecologie Evolutive, 6 Boulevard Gabriel, 21000 Dijon, France
    Evolution 65:2692-8. 2011
    ..laevis reached the stage infective to its final host. The parasites appear to be able to exploit plasticity in host antipredatory responses, and shift the host optimal response toward their own optimal balance...
  41. ncbi Effects of conspecifics and heterospecifics on individual worm mass in four helminth species parasitic in fish
    R Poulin
    Department of Zoology, University of Otago, P O Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Parasitol Res 90:143-7. 2003
    ..truncatus than the mass of any other species taken on its own. These results illustrate the importance of considering helminth interactions and helminth growth in a natural setting...
  42. ncbi Host manipulation of a freshwater crustacean (Gammarus roeseli) by an acanthocephalan parasite (Polymorphus minutus) in a biological invasion context
    Vincent Médoc
    Equipe de Démoécologie, UR LBFE, Universite Paul Verlaine Metz, Campus Bridoux, Avenue du général Delestraint, 57070 Metz, France
    Int J Parasitol 36:1351-8. 2006
    ..Through manipulation, P. minutus was found to increase the survival of infected G. roeseli when faced with non-host predators and to make it more vulnerable to predation by the parasite's definitive host...
  43. ncbi Intestinal immune response of Silurus glanis and Barbus barbus naturally infected with Pomphorhynchus laevis (Acanthocephala)
    B S Dezfuli
    Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Parasite Immunol 33:116-23. 2011
    ..Data are discussed with respect to host immune response to an intestinal helminth and compared with other host-parasite systems...
  44. ncbi Increased susceptibility to predation and altered anti-predator behaviour in an acanthocephalan-infected amphipod
    M J Perrot-Minnot
    Equipe Ecologie Evolutive, UMR CNRS 5561 Biogeosciences, Universite de Bourgogne, 6 Blvd Gabriel, 21000 Dijon, France
    Int J Parasitol 37:645-51. 2007
    ..Further studies should pay more attention to both the increased vulnerability of infected prey to an appropriate predator in the field and the influence of parasitic infection on the anti-predator behaviour of intermediate hosts...
  45. ncbi Larval helminths in intermediate hosts: does competition early in life determine the fitness of adult parasites?
    B L Fredensborg
    Department of Zoology, University of Otago, P O Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Int J Parasitol 35:1061-70. 2005
    ..Our results thus indicate that the infracommunity of larval helminths in their intermediate host is interactive and that any density-dependent effect in the intermediate host may have lasting effects on individual parasite fitness...
  46. ncbi Modification of hosts' behavior by a parasite: field evidence for adaptive manipulation
    Clément Lagrue
    Equipe Ecologie Evolutive, UMR CNRS 5561 Biogeosciences, Universite de Bourgogne, 6 Blvd Gabriel, 21000 Dijon, France
    Ecology 88:2839-47. 2007
    ....
  47. ncbi Effect of cystacanth body size on adult success
    Michelle L Steinauer
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 0118, USA
    J Parasitol 89:251-4. 2003
    Laboratory-reared cystacanths of Leptorhynchoides thecatus (Acanthocephala: Rhadinorhynchidae) were used to study the effect of cystacanth size on adult success and the factors that influence cystacanth size within the intermediate host...
  48. ncbi Pollution-induced heat shock protein expression in the amphipod Gammarus roeseli is affected by larvae of Polymorphus minutus (Acanthocephala)
    B Sures
    Angewandte Zoologie Hydrobiologie, Universitat Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Helminthol 81:191-7. 2007
    ..Our findings provide experimental evidence that parasites alter the biomarker responses of their host and that the infection status of test animals is extremely important for ecotoxicological studies...
  49. ncbi Differential phenoloxidase activity between native and invasive gammarids infected by local acanthocephalans: differential immunosuppression?
    T Rigaud
    Equipe Ecologie Evolutive, UMR CNRS 5561 Biogeosciences, Universite de Bourgogne, 6 Boulevard Gabriel, 21000 Dijon, France
    Parasitology 127:571-7. 2003
    ..The potential role of this maladaptation on the success of invasive species is discussed...
  50. ncbi Larval morphology, genetic divergence, and contrasting levels of host manipulation between forms of Pomphorhynchus laevis (Acanthocephala)
    Marie Jeanne Perrot-Minnot
    Equipe Ecologie Evolutive, UMR CNRS 5561 Biogeosciences, Universite de Bourgogne, 6 Boulevard Gabriel, 21000 Dijon, France
    Int J Parasitol 34:45-54. 2004
    ..Finally, we emphasize the importance of linking morphological and biological characteristics of acanthocephalan cystacanths to molecular data, in the study of the evolutionary ecology and systematics of this group...
  51. ncbi The systematic position of Leptorhynchoides (Kostylew, 1924) and Pseudoleptorhynchoides (Salgado-Maldonado, 1976), inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA gene sequences
    Martín García-Varela
    Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico City, D F, Mexico
    J Parasitol 94:959-62. 2008
    ..Maximum parsimony and maximum likelihood analyses were identical in placing both genera in the Illiosentidae. Bootstrap analyses also indicate that placement of these genera with members of Illiosentidae is reliably supported...
  52. ncbi Effects of two acanthocephalan parasites on the fecundity and pairing status of female Gammarus pulex (Crustacea: Amphipoda)
    L Bollache
    Equipe Ecologie Evolutive, UMR CNRS 5561 Biogeosciences, Universite de Bourgogne, 6 Bld Gabriel, F 21000 Dijon, France
    J Invertebr Pathol 79:102-10. 2002
    ..laevis-infected females. We suggest that the difference in pairing success of P. minutus-infected and P. laevis-infected females is a direct result of the different effects that the two parasites have on female fecundity...
  53. ncbi Field evidence for non-host predator avoidance in a manipulated amphipod
    Vincent Médoc
    Laboratoire des Interactions Ecotoxicologie, Biodiversité, Écosystèmes LIEBE, Universite Paul Verlaine Metz, UMR CNRS 7146, Campus Bridoux, 57070, Metz, France
    Naturwissenschaften 96:513-23. 2009
    ..Here, we used an Amphipoda (Gammarus roeseli)-Acanthocephala (Polymorphus minutus) association to investigate how infection with a manipulative parasite affects the ..
  54. ncbi The effect of the acanthocephalan parasite Pomphorhynchus laevis on the lipid and glycogen content of its intermediate host Gammarus pulex
    S J Plaistow
    Equipe Ecologie Evolutive, UMR CNRS 5561 Biogeosciences, Universite de Bourgogne, 6 Boulevard Gabriel, 21000 Dijon, France
    Int J Parasitol 31:346-51. 2001
    ..We discuss our results in relation to sex-related reproductive strategies of hosts, and the influence they may have on the level of conflict over energy allocation between the host and the parasite...
  55. ncbi Effects of two acanthocephalan species on the reproduction of Hyalella patagonica (Amphipoda, Hyalellidae) in an Andean Patagonian Lake (Argentina)
    Carlos A Rauque
    Laboratorio de Parasitologia, INIBIOMA CONICET Universidad Nacional del Comahue, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    J Invertebr Pathol 100:35-9. 2009
    ..patagonica provoked by both cystacanths species (A. tumescens and Corynosoma sp.). However, infections by acanthellae seem to have no effects...
  56. ncbi Intra- and interspecific density-dependent effects on growth in helminth parasites of the cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis
    B S Dezfuli
    Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita di Ferrara, Italy
    Parasitology 124:537-44. 2002
    ..These results illustrate the complex nature of density dependence in helminth growth, and how its effects can act both within and among species...
  57. ncbi Redescription of Sphaerirostris picae (Acanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) from magpie, Pica pica, in northern Iran, with special reference to unusual receptacle structures and notes on histopathology
    Omar M Amin
    Institute of Parasitic Diseases, 11445 E Via Linda, 2 419 Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    J Parasitol 96:561-8. 2010
    ..Histological sections revealed damage to host intestinal tissue...
  58. ncbi Echinorhynchus salmonis Müller, 1784 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from the Bothnian Bay, Baltic Sea: morphological variability and radial asymmetry of proboscis hooks
    Matthew T Wayland
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK
    Syst Parasitol 58:149-58. 2004
    ..Size differences between dorsal and ventral hooks are most pronounced at the base of the proboscis. The systematic and functional significance of radial asymmetry of proboscis hooks is discussed...
  59. ncbi Neoechinorhynchus (Neoechinorhynchus) dorsovaginatus n. sp.(Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from the dusky kob Argyrosomus japonicus (Sciaenidae) on the southern coast of South Africa
    Omar M Amin
    Institute of Parasitic Diseases, PO Box 28372, Tempe, AZ 85285 8372, USA
    Syst Parasitol 61:173-9. 2005
    Neoechinorhynchus (Neoechinorhynchus) dorsovaginatus n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) is described from the dusky kob, Argyrosomus japonicus (Temminck & Schlegel) from the southern coast of South Africa in the Breede River ..
  60. ncbi Revision of Neoechinorhynchus Stiles & Hassall, 1905 (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) with keys to 88 species in two subgenera
    Omar M Amin
    Institute of Parasitic Diseases, PO Box 28372, Tempe, Arizona 85285 8372, USA
    Syst Parasitol 53:1-18. 2002
    ..Twenty-nine species were not assigned because of incomplete or absence of descriptions of adult females. Keys to assigned and non-assigned species are provided. Notes on the zoogeography of the 88 accepted species are also included...
  61. ncbi Phylogenetic relationships of Palaeacanthocephala (Acanthocephala) inferred from SSU and LSU rDNA gene sequences
    Martín García-Varela
    Department of Nematology, University of California, Davis 95616 8668, USA
    J Parasitol 91:1401-9. 2005
    ....
  62. ncbi Density-dependent effects on parasite growth and parasite-induced host immunodepression in the larval helminth Pomphorhynchus laevis
    Stephane Cornet
    Universite de Bourgogne, UMR CNRS 5561 Biogeosciences, Dijon, France
    Parasitology 138:257-65. 2011
    ..However, in higher multiple infections, parasites do not further down-regulate the host immune response, possibly to avoid additional costs that may outweigh the benefits of immunodepression...
  63. ncbi On a new acanthocephalan family and a new order, from birds in Vietnam
    Omar M Amin
    Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Tempe, Arizona, USA
    J Parasitol 94:1305-10. 2008
    ..The proboscis of P. heterospinus is armed with 17 to 20 rows of 17 to 19 hooks each, with anterior 9-11 hooks rooted and posterior 6-10 spines rootless...
  64. ncbi Status of Corynosoma (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae) based on anatomical, ecological, and phylogenetic evidence, with the erection of Pseudocorynosoma n. gen
    F Javier Aznar
    Instituto Cavanilles de Biodiversidad y Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
    J Parasitol 92:548-64. 2006
    ....
  65. ncbi First sequenced mitochondrial genome from the phylum Acanthocephala (Leptorhynchoides thecatus) and its phylogenetic position within Metazoa
    Michelle L Steinauer
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, MSC 03 2020, 1 Univesity of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    J Mol Evol 60:706-15. 2005
    The complete sequence of the mitochondrial genome of Leptorhynchoides thecatus (Acanthocephala) was determined, and a phylogenetic analysis was carried out to determine its placement within Metazoa...
  66. ncbi Morphometric discrimination of two allozymically diagnosed sibling species of the Echinorhynchus gadi Zoega in Muller complex (Acanthocephala) in the North Sea
    Matthew T Wayland
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK
    Syst Parasitol 60:139-49. 2005
    ..E. gadi sp. I (of Vainola etal., 1994) and E. gadi sp. A are probably conspecific...
  67. ncbi Effects of Acanthocephalus lucii (Acanthocephala) on intermediate host survival and growth: implications for exploitation strategies
    Daniel P Benesh
    Department of Biological and Environmental Science, P O Box 35, FI 40014 University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Parasitol 93:735-41. 2007
    ..The effects of A. lucii on isopod survival and growth undermine common assumptions concerning parasite-induced host mortality and the resource constraints experienced by developing parasites...
  68. ncbi Phylogenetic relationships among Syndermata inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences
    Martín García-Varela
    Department of Nematology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8668, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 40:61-72. 2006
    ..relationships among Syndermata have been extensively debated, mainly because the sister-group of the Acanthocephala has not yet been clearly identified from analyses of morphological and molecular data...
  69. ncbi Divergent location of ribosomal genes in chromosomes of fish thorny-headed worms, Pomphorhynchus laevis and Pomphorhynchus tereticollis (Acanthocephala)
    Marta Bombarová
    Parasitological Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Hlinkova 3, SVK 040 01, Kosice, Slovak Republic
    Genetica 131:141-9. 2007
    ..regions (NORs) in males of two fish parasites, Pomphorhynchus laevis and Pomphorhynchus tereticollis (Acanthocephala)...
  70. ncbi The effects of parasite age and intensity on variability in acanthocephalan-induced behavioural manipulation
    Nathalie Franceschi
    Universite de Bourgogne, Laboratoire Biogéosciences, UMR CNRS 5561, Equipe Ecologie Evolutive, 6 Boulevard Gabriel, 21000 Dijon, France
    Int J Parasitol 38:1161-70. 2008
    ..Finally, the two parasite populations tested induced slightly different degrees of behavioural manipulation...
  71. ncbi New and already known acanthocephalans mostly from mammals in Vietnam, with descriptions of two new genera and species in Archiacanthocephala
    Omar M Amin
    Institute of Parasitic Diseases, P O Box 28372, Tempe, Arizona 85285, USA
    J Parasitol 94:194-201. 2008
    ..The anterior trunk of P. ornatus has many small festoons and proboscis hooks are inserted in elevated papillae separated by beady, near hexagonal, ornate grids...
  72. ncbi Description of Pomphorhynchus spindletruncatus n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Pomphorhynchidae) from freshwater fishes in northern Iraq, with the erection of a new pomphorhynchid genus, Pyriproboscis n. g., and keys to genera of the Pomphorhynchidae and the spec
    Omar M Amin
    Institute of Parasitic Diseases, PO Box 28372, Tempe, AZ 85285 8372, USA
    Syst Parasitol 54:229-35. 2003
    ..g., based on its unique proboscis shape and armature, short proboscis receptacle and tubular cement glands. A key to the genera of the Pomphorhynchidae is also included...
  73. ncbi Biological invasion and parasitism: invaders do not suffer from physiological alterations of the acanthocephalan Pomphorhynchus laevis
    S Cornet
    Universite de Bourgogne, UMR CNRS 5561 Biogeosciences, Equipe Ecologie Evolutive, 6 Bd Gabriel, 21000 Dijon, France
    Parasitology 137:137-47. 2010
    ..laevis to exploit its local and its invasive gammarid hosts. Potential mechanisms of these differential physiological alterations and their potential consequences on the coexistence of both gammarid species in sympatry are discussed...
  74. ncbi Infrapopulations of Sclerocollum saudii Al-Jahdali, 2010 (Acanthocephala: Cavisomidae) in the rabbitfish Siganus rivulatus (Teleostei, Siganidae) from the Saudi coast of the Red Sea
    M O Al-Jahdali
    Biological Sciences Department, Rabigh Faculty of Science and Arts, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
    J Helminthol 86:85-94. 2012
    ..The results are statistically significant and suggest that infrapopulation self-regulation is through density-dependent mechanisms, in which immature females may play a key role...
  75. ncbi Intraspecific conflict over host manipulation between different larval stages of an acanthocephalan parasite
    L Dianne
    UMR CNRS 5561, Laboratoire Biogéosciences, Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
    J Evol Biol 23:2648-55. 2010
    ..Consequently, noninfective larva is not just a 'passive passenger' in the manipulated host, which raises interesting questions about the selective pressures at play and the mechanisms underlying manipulation...
  76. ncbi Concentrations of Zn, Mn, Cu and Cd in different tissues of perch (Perca fluviatilis) and in perch intestinal parasite (Acanthocephalus lucii) from the stream near Prague (Czech Republic)
    Ivana Jankovská
    Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences, 165 21 Prague 6 Suchdol, Czech Republic
    Environ Res 112:83-5. 2012
    ..The bioaccumulation factor values (BF=C(parasite)/C(host muscle)) were 194, 24.4, 2.2 and 4.7 for Cd, Cu, Mn and Zn, respectively. This suggests a benefit for the host due to the high accumulation of toxic cadmium...
  77. ncbi Acanthocephalan parasites: help or burden in gammarid amphipods exposed to cadmium?
    E Gismondi
    Laboratoire des Interactions Ecotoxicologie Biodiversité Ecosystèmes LIEBE Laboratory, CNRS UMR 7146, Université de Lorraine UdL, Metz, France
    Ecotoxicology 21:1188-93. 2012
    ..Indeed, results suggested that P. minutus could help G. roeseli to face with stress, what contributed to keep the host alive and favour the parasite transmission...
  78. ncbi Proximate factors affecting the larval life history of Acanthocephalus lucii (Acanthocephala)
    Daniel P Benesh
    Department of Biological and Environmental Science, P O Box 35, FI 40014, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Parasitol 93:742-9. 2007
    ..e., larger hosts that molted more frequently. The relatively rapid, unconstrained growth of young parasites may be worse for host viability than the slower, resource-limited growth of larger parasites...
  79. ncbi A comparative analysis of adult body size and its correlates in acanthocephalan parasites
    Robert Poulin
    Department of Zoology, University of Otago, P O Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Int J Parasitol 33:799-805. 2003
    ..These relationships also suggest that adult size is to some extent determined by cystacanth size, and that the characteristics of the definitive host are not the sole determinants of parasite life history traits...
  80. ncbi Parasites in stranded cetaceans of Patagonia
    Bárbara Berón-Vera
    Laboratorio de Mamiferos Marinos, Centro Nacional Patagónico, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina
    J Parasitol 94:946-8. 2008
    ..Given the conservation status of these hosts, the limited parasitological information gathered is valuable for conservation or management of these hosts in Patagonia...
  81. ncbi Description and morphological variability of Neoechinorhynchus beringianus n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from north-eastern Asia
    E I Mikhailova
    Institute of Biological Problems of the North, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Portovaya str 18, Magadan, 685000, Russia
    Syst Parasitol 71:41-8. 2008
    ..In different geographical populations of the new species, the sizes of both the proboscis and proboscis hooks exhibit some variation...
  82. ncbi [Parasitism of Hoplias malabaricus (Bloch, 1794) (Characiformes, Erythrinidae) by Quadrigyrus machadoi Fábio, 1983 (Eoacanthocephala, Quadrigyridae) at a pond, Aguaí, State of São Paulo, Brazil]
    Daniele F Rosim
    Grupo de Ictiologia, Programa de Póg Graduação em Ciências Biológicai, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, Parana, Brazil
    Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 14:147-53. 2005
    ..No seasonal variations in prevalence, mean intensity of infection and mean abundance values were found. The health of the fish was not influenced by the presence of parasites, as shown by the relative condition factor...
  83. pmc Infection status with helminthes in feral cats purchased from a market in Busan, Republic of Korea
    Woon Mok Sohn
    Department of Parasitology and Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Jinju 660 751, Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 43:93-100. 2005
    ..armatus, P. varium, Cryptocotyle sp., E. revolutum, E. japonicus, Stephanoprora sp., P. muris, Neodiplostomum sp. and Bolbosoma sp. represent helminth fauna which have not been reported previously in feral cats in the Republic of Korea...
  84. ncbi Acanthocephalus reunionensis n sp (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae), a parasite of Anguilla species (Anguillidae) from Reunion Island
    L R Smales
    School of Biological and Environmental Science, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702, Australia
    Parasite 14:131-4. 2007
    ..This is the first record of the genus Acanthocephalus occurring in eels from the African Region...
  85. ncbi [Solearhynchus rhytidotes nov. comb. (Palaeacanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae), a parasite of soles (Soleidae)]
    I P Belofastova
    Parazitologiia 40:85-93. 2006
    ..rhytidotes (Monticelli, 1904) Belofastova et Korniychuc, 2000; Solearhynchus soleae (Porta, 1905) de Buron et Moillard, 1985). Detailed descriptions, measurements and original figures are given...
  86. ncbi [Occurrence of acanthocephalans in Perca fluviatilis L. from the Długa river (Mazowiecka Lowland, Poland)]
    Hanna Franikowska
    Katedra Biologii Srodowiska Zwierzat, Zakład Zoologii SGGW, ul Ciszewskiego 8, 02 787 Warszawa
    Wiad Parazytol 51:35-8. 2005
    ..At the high intensity of infection the parasites were found in all parts of the alimentary tract, nevertheless with clear preference to the middle intestine...
  87. ncbi Ultrastructural study on the body surface of the acanthocephalan parasite Dentitruncus truttae in brown trout
    Bahram S Dezfuli
    Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Microsc Res Tech 71:230-5. 2008
    ..SEM) investigations on the holdfast elements, proboscis hooks, and trunk spines of Dentitruncus truttae (Acanthocephala, Palaeacanthocephala), an endoparasite of Salmo trutta (brown trout), provide more data about the surface of ..
  88. ncbi Parasites of juvenile brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) from Hunt Creek, Michigan
    Patrick M Muzzall
    Department of Zoology, Natural Science Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    J Parasitol 93:313-7. 2007
    ..ephemeridarum, A. dirus, and S. edwardsii commonly infect Michigan brook trout. The small number of parasite species infecting Hunt Creek brook trout is similar to the number of parasite species of brook trout from other Michigan creeks...
  89. ncbi A new species of Pomphorhynchus (Acanthocephala: Palaeacanthocephala) in freshwater fishes from central Chile
    Viviana L Olmos
    Departamento de Zoologia, Centro EULA, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 160, Concepcion, Chile
    J Parasitol 93:179-83. 2007
    ..Pomphorhynchus moyanoi n. sp. also differs from P. sphaericus in the arrangement of hooks (number of rows and hooks per row), length and width of the proboscis, neck width, and symmetry of the bulb...
  90. ncbi New morphological data on the acanthocephalan Hypoechinorhynchus magellanicus Szidat, 1950 (Palaeacanthocephala: Arhythmacanthidae)
    Zdzisław Laskowski
    W Stefanski Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul Twarda 51 55, Warszawa 00 818, Poland
    Syst Parasitol 69:179-83. 2008
    Hypoechinorhynchus magellanicus Szidat, 1950 (Acanthocephala: Arhythmacanthidae) is redescribed based on specimens collected from a sub-Antarctic notothenioid fish, Champsocephalus esox (Günther)...
  91. ncbi Parasites alter the topology of a stream food web across seasons
    Alexander D Hernandez
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, and Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution, Rutgers the State University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Oecologia 156:613-24. 2008
    ....
  92. ncbi Ultrastructural and genetic diversity studies of two Sclerocollum (Acanthocephala) species infecting Siganid and Lutianid fishes from the Red Sea, Egypt
    Nahed E Abdou
    Department of Biological and Geological Sciences, Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 36:1035-56. 2006
    Little is known about the distribution of Acanthocephala in local waters. A survey was carried out on the commercially important herbivorous Siganid fish, Siganus rivulatus and S...
  93. ncbi Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) a new host species for acanthocefalan Moniliformis moniliformis (Bremser, 1811) in Poland
    Katarzyna Kazimierczak
    Department of Parasitology and Invasiology, Department of Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw Agricultural University, Ciszewskiego 8, 02 786 Warszawa, Poland
    Wiad Parazytol 52:135-6. 2006
    ..One female specimen of this parasite has been found in the small intestine of red fox Vulpes vulpes. It is the first report about this species invading the red fox in Poland...
  94. ncbi Virulence of Corynosoma constrictum (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae) in Hyalella azteca (Amphipoda) throughout parasite ontogeny
    Laura M Duclos
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 810 Old Hardin Center, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68583, USA
    J Parasitol 92:749-55. 2006
    ..Results from this study suggest that developing C. constrictum satisfies energy requirements by depriving amphipod hosts of resources normally used for somatic growth and maintenance...
  95. ncbi Inflammatory response to Dentitruncus truttae (Acanthocephala) in the intestine of brown trout
    Bahram S Dezfuli
    Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara, St Borsari 46, Ferrara, Italy
    Fish Shellfish Immunol 24:726-33. 2008
    ..These data provided evidence for the role of the immune system of brown trout in the modulation of the inflammatory response to D. truttae. Results are discussed with respect to host immune response to an intestinal helminth...
  96. ncbi Helminths of guineafowls in Limpopo Province, South Africa
    K Junker
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110 South Africa
    Onderstepoort J Vet Res 74:265-80. 2007
    ..South Africa is a new geographic record for D. macrostomum, G. congolense and D. nana. Subulura suctoria, G. congolense and H. truncata from the Crested guineafowl constitute new host-parasite associations...
  97. ncbi Geographic analysis of host use, development, and habitat use of an acanthocephalan species, Leptorhynchoides thecatus
    Michelle L Steinauer
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 68588 0118, USA
    J Parasitol 92:464-72. 2006
    ..These patterns may be the result of ecological factors or of genetic differences that might indicate L. thecatus comprises multiple cryptic species...
  98. ncbi Seasonality of recruitment and reproduction of Acanthocephalus tumescens (Acanthocephala) in fishes from Lake Moreno (Patagonia, Argentina)
    Carlos A Rauque
    Laboratorio de Parasitologia, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Quintral 1250, 8400 San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    J Parasitol 92:1265-9. 2006
    ..The seasonal feeding patterns of fishes affect the occurrence of A. tumescens, producing 1 peak in spring and the other peak in autumn. The lower temperature in winter delay reproductive processes after the autumn period of recruitment...
  99. ncbi Helminth parasites of Girardinichthys multiradiatus (Pisces: Goodeidae) in the upper Lerma River sub-basin, Mexico
    Petra Sánchez-Nava
    Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 70 153, CP 04510 México D F, Mexico
    Parasitol Res 93:396-402. 2004
    ..This community is subject to colonization by generalist helminth species, mostly transported by birds. A further component of this community consists of helminth species that have been introduced anthropogenically...
  100. ncbi Accumulation of heavy metals by intestinal helminths in fish: an overview and perspective
    B Sures
    Zoologisches Institut Okologie Parasitologie, Geb 07 01, Universitat Karlsruhe, Kornblumenstr 13, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
    Parasitology 126:S53-60. 2003
    ..Finally, this review presents possible answers to the question why it could be advantageous to have new and even more sensitive indicators for environmental monitoring purposes...
  101. ncbi The life cycle and seasonal changes in the occurrence of Pomphorhynchus laevis (Palaeacanthocephala, Pomphorhynchidae) in a small isolated lake
    V Dudinák
    Parasitological Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Hlinkova 3, 040 01 Kosice, Slovak Republic
    Parasite 10:257-62. 2003
    ..Immature worms of both sexes predominated in the proximal region and moved slightly down the alimentary tract during their growth and maturation...