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This paper describes the helminth community of the Pampean grassland mouse (Akodon azarae) inhabiting poultry farms in central Argentina. Winter diversity (season of high rodent abundance) has been compared to spring diversity (season of low rodent abundance). Species richness was seven in both seasons: five nematodes (Syphacia carlitosi, Stilestrongylus spp., Trichuris laevitestis, Pterygodermatites (Paucipectines) azarai and Protospirura numidica criceticola) and two cestodes (adults of Cyclophyllidea and Taenia taeniaeformis hepatic cysts). No difference in richness was detected between host sexes in each season or among host age classes. However, the helminth community showed 67% similarity between winter and spring, with diversity being significantly higher in spring (H = 0.873) than in winter (H = 0.546; P < 0.0005). This could be attributed to different factors, such as host abundance, host diet or environmental factors, that affect the transmission of each species differently. On the other hand, Stilestrongylus spp. and S. carlitosi showed higher dominance and intensity in both seasons compared to their cohabiting species, P. (P.) azarai and T. laevitestis, respectively. The lower values of the latter two species may be related to a crowding effect due to their large body sizes. This is the first report of cestodes in A. azarae. The finding of T. taeniaeformis strobilocerci could be important in the epidemiology of parasitosis in domestic animals of the farms. © 2011 Cambridge University Press.


Documento: Artículo
Título:Diversity of the helminth community of the Pampean grassland mouse (Akodon azarae) on poultry farms in central Argentina
Autor:Miño, M.H.; Rojas Herrera, E.J.; Notarnicola, J.; Robles, M.D.R.; Navone, G.T.
Filiación:Departamento de Ecologý́a, Genética y Evolución, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Pabellón II, 4to piso, C1428EGA Buenos Aires, Argentina
Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores CEPAVE (CCT la Plata, CONICET, UNLP, Calle 2 N 584, 1900 La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Palabras clave:animal experiment; animal model; Argentina; article; body size; cestode; Cyclophyllidea; environmental factor; female; host parasite interaction; male; mouse; nematode; nonhuman; poultry farming; Protospirura numidica criceticola; Pterygodermatites azarai; seasonal variation; species difference; species diversity; species dominance; species richness; spring; Stilestrongylus; Syphacia carlitosi; Taenia taeniaeformis; Trichuris laevitestis; winter; Animals; Argentina; Biodiversity; Female; Helminthiasis, Animal; Helminths; Male; Poultry; Rodent Diseases; Seasons; Sigmodontinae; Akodon azarae; Animalia; Cestoda; Cyclophyllidea; Nematoda; Protospirura numidica; Pterygodermatites; Rodentia; Syphacia; Taenia taeniaeformis; Trichuris; Vermes
Página de inicio:46
Página de fin:53
Título revista:Journal of Helminthology
Título revista abreviado:J. Helminthol.


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Miño, M.H., Rojas Herrera, E.J., Notarnicola, J., Robles, M.D.R. & Navone, G.T. (2012) . Diversity of the helminth community of the Pampean grassland mouse (Akodon azarae) on poultry farms in central Argentina. Journal of Helminthology, 86(1), 46-53.
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Miño, M.H., Rojas Herrera, E.J., Notarnicola, J., Robles, M.D.R., Navone, G.T. "Diversity of the helminth community of the Pampean grassland mouse (Akodon azarae) on poultry farms in central Argentina" . Journal of Helminthology 86, no. 1 (2012) : 46-53.
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Miño, M.H., Rojas Herrera, E.J., Notarnicola, J., Robles, M.D.R., Navone, G.T. "Diversity of the helminth community of the Pampean grassland mouse (Akodon azarae) on poultry farms in central Argentina" . Journal of Helminthology, vol. 86, no. 1, 2012, pp. 46-53.
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Miño, M.H., Rojas Herrera, E.J., Notarnicola, J., Robles, M.D.R., Navone, G.T. Diversity of the helminth community of the Pampean grassland mouse (Akodon azarae) on poultry farms in central Argentina. J. Helminthol. 2012;86(1):46-53.