Diagnóstico morfológico y molecular de Cyclocoelum mutabile (Trematoda: Cyclocoelidae) en el Perú

Translated title of the contribution: Morphological and molecular diagnosis of Cyclocoelum mutabile (Trematoda: Cyclocoelidae) in Peru

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Abstract

Cyclocoelum mutabile, a digenea of the family Cyclocoelidae, was found parasitizing the air sacs of a common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), from the surroundings of the Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge, located in Chorrillos, a district of Lima, Peru. A total of 7 parasites were collected and identified as C. mutabile by morphological methods. Diagnosis was confirmed by molecular analysis and partially amplified mitochondrial genes cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) and NADH dehydrogenase subunit 1 (nad1). Nucleotide sequences from the isolates were compared with previous sequences from GenBank, and they showed a high similarity between them (> 96%). This finding constitutes the first record of C. mutabile in Peru. Also, this work makes a brief description of the parasite, as well as the discussion of its hosts and geographic distribution in South America.

Translated title of the contributionMorphological and molecular diagnosis of Cyclocoelum mutabile (Trematoda: Cyclocoelidae) in Peru
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)315-320
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2018

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En setiembre del 2017, una polla de agua común (G. chloropus) fue hallada muerta en alrededores del Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pantanos de villa, localizada en el distrito de Chorrillos en Lima, Perú. El ave fue remitida a la Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria (FMV) de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM). Durante la necropsia del ave se colectó un total de 7 digeneos, los cuales estaban locali-zados en los sacos aéreos del ave. Los digeneos fueron fijados y preservados en etanol al 70% en viales debidamente rotulados. Los digeneos se depositaron en la colección parasitológica del Laboratorio de Epidemiología y Economía Veterinaria de la FMV-UNMSM, con numero de depósito No 909 (SERFOR RDG N° 023-2018).

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