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Rodentolepis straminea in an urban population of Apodemus sylvaticus in the UK

Rushworth, RL, Boufana, BS, Hall, JL, Brannan, V, Mastin, A, Birtles, RJ, Craig, PS and Rogan, MT 2016, 'Rodentolepis straminea in an urban population of Apodemus sylvaticus in the UK' , Journal of Helminthology, 90 (4) , pp. 476-482.

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Abstract

The presence of the cyclophyllidean cestode Rodentolepis straminea (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae), was confirmed by molecular DNA analysis from a wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) population inhabiting urban woodland in Salford, Greater Manchester (UK) with a prevalence of 27.8%. It would appear that the only previous published record of this species in A. sylvaticus in the British Isles is that from southwest Ireland, where 24% of the wood mice examined were infected with R. straminea. This species has been recorded in studies on A. sylvaticus in continental Europe. The current report represents a new record for R. straminea on mainland Britain and a first study of helminth parasites in an urban wood mouse population.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Helminthology
Publisher: CAB International Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0022-149X
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: MT Rogan
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2015 08:37
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2016 10:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34981

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