First account on the larval biology of a litomosoides filaria, from a bat

Bain, O., Babayan, S. , Gomes, J., Rojas, G. and Guerrero, R. (2002) First account on the larval biology of a litomosoides filaria, from a bat. Parassitologia, 44(1-2), pp. 89-92.

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Abstract

Litomosoides filariae are parasites of unrelated groups of hosts, including bats, marsupials, ancient and modern rodents. The four life cycles to-date elucidated, develop in terrestrial mammals and, at least experimentally, in the mite Ornithonyssus bacoti. A batch of mites was fed on an infected bat, Artibeus jamaicensis captured in Costa Rica, and 18 days later one infective larva was recovered. Its morphology was similar to that of other Litomosoides species, with the characteristic long buccal capsule. These first accounts on the larval biology of Litomosoides from Microchiroptera confirm the unity of the genus which supports the view that it has passed from one group of hosts to another by means of captures.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Babayan, Dr Simon
Authors: Bain, O., Babayan, S., Gomes, J., Rojas, G., and Guerrero, R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Parassitologia
ISSN:0048-2951

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