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

Rushworth, RL, Boufana, BS, Hall, JL, Brannan, V, Mastin, A ORCID:, Birtles, RJ ORCID:, Craig, PS and Rogan, MT ORCID: 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.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Helminthology
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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: 15 Feb 2022 19:21

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