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Morphological and molecular identification of the metacestode parasitizing the liver of rodent hosts in bamboo growing areas of mizoram, northeast India.
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PMID:  22347781     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
In Mizoram (Northeast India), rodent outbreaks are known to occur periodically with the onset of bamboo flowering causing a tremendous destruction to food grains and as per the folk belief, often resulting in famine. In an exploratory survey of rodent pests in bamboo growing atreas for their helminth parasite spectrum, metacestodes of tapeworms were frequently encountered infecting the liver lobes and body cavity of the host. The morphological criteria were found to be closely consistent with the metacestode of Taenia species. In molecular characterization of the parasite, the ribosomal DNA (ITS1, ITS2) and mitochondrial COI were amplified and sequenced. Based upon both morphological data and molecular analysis using bioinformatic tools, the metacestode is identified as confirmed to be representing Cysticercus fasciolaris. The adult form of which (Taenia taeniaeformis) commonly occurs in felid and canid mammalian hosts.
Chenkual Malsawmtluangi; Pramod Kumar Prasad; Devendra Kumar Biswal; Veena Tandon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioinformation     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0973-2063     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioinformation     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101258255     Medline TA:  Bioinformation     Country:  Singapore    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-9     Citation Subset:  -    
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