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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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.
|Schools:||Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Helminthology|
|Publisher:||CAB International Publishing|
|Funders:||Non funded research|
|Depositing User:||MT Rogan|
|Date Deposited:||12 Jun 2015 08:37|
|Last Modified:||11 Nov 2016 10:49|
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