Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/58778
Type of publication: Tezės kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Theses in other peer-reviewed publications (T1e)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Nugaraitė, Dovilė;Mažeika, Vytautas;Paulauskas, Algimantas;Ražanskė, Irma;Songailaitė, Laura
Title: First data on the parasite fauna of the Eurasian otter Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758) in Lithuania
Is part of: Parasites in the heart of Europe : 13th Slovak and Czech parasitological days, May 21-25, 2018, Košice, Slovakia: book of abstracts. Košice : Slovak Society for Parasitology at SAS Košice, 2018
Extent: p. 71
Date: 2018
Keywords: Deer keds;Ectoparasites;Bartonella spp
ISBN: 9788096847396
Abstract: The Eurasian otter Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758) is a semi-aquatic mustelid belonging to subfamily Lutrinae. Its range covers parts of three continents: Europe, Asia and North Africa. The Eurasian Otter is protected species according to international legislation and conventions. Since 2004 otter is listed as “Near Threatened” by the IUCN Red List. The otter is becoming an increasingly frequent object of parasitological studies. Parasites act as a factor which could have an impact of otter population dynamic, therefore the knowledge’s of parasites could play an important role in species protection. Today Eurasian otter population covered about 95% territory in Lithuania, however, no parasites were previously reported from the country. The aim of this study was to explore the parasite fauna of otters in Lithuania for the fi rst time. Six road-killed Eurasian otters collected between 2016–2017 were examined for helminths using the total helminthological examination of individual organs (Ivashkin et al., 1971). Spleen samples of otters were tested by PCR for the presence of Filaria, Borrelia, Babesia, Anaplasma, and Hemotropic Mycoplasma. A total four species or higher taxa of helminths were recorded: fl ukes Pseudamphistomum truncatum (Rudolphi, 1819), Isthmiophora melis (Schrank, 1788) Lühe, 1909, and Phyllodistomum folium (Olfers, 1816), and nematodes unidentifi ed to the species level. Mycoplasma sp. was detected in four otter spleen samples. Comparison of the partial 16S rRNA gene with all sequences in GenBank showed 100% similarity with Mycoplasma sp. from red fox (Vulpes vulpes) (Accession number KY175160.1) collected from Slovakia
Internet: http://conpro.saske.sk/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2018/05/Abstract_Book.pdf
Affiliation(s): Biologijos katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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