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First Molecular Identification of Taenia hydatigena in Wild Ungulates in Poland
- Filip, Katarzyna Justyna, Pyziel, Anna Maria, Jeżewski, Witold, Myczka, Anna Weronika, Demiaszkiewicz, Aleksander Wiaczesław, Laskowski, Zdzisław
- EcoHealth 2019 v.16 no.1 pp. 161-170
- Alces alces, Taenia hydatigena, cysticerci, cytochrome-c oxidase, genes, liver, mediastinum, ungulates, wild boars, wolves, Poland
- The article examines the presence of metacestodes on the liver capsule in two wild boars and on the liver capsule and mediastinum in moose. Cysticerci were identified as Taenia hydatigena metacestodes by morphological features—size and shape of rostellar hooks and molecular analysis of the partial sequences of cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene. Molecular analysis revealed similarities between the metacestodes isolated from the wild mammals in the present study to T. hydatigena in European wolves. It is possible that infection of moose and wild boar with T. hydatigena metacestode is related to the growth in the wolf population in Europe.