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Nematodes and trematodes associated with terrestrial gastropods in Nottingham, England

Andrus, PS, Rae, R and Wade, CM (2022) Nematodes and trematodes associated with terrestrial gastropods in Nottingham, England. Journal of Helminthology, 96. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0022-149X

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A parasitological survey of terrestrial slugs and snails was conducted at popular dog walking locations across the city of Nottingham, with the intensions of finding gastropods infected with parasites of medical (or veterinary) importance such as lungworm (metastrongyloid nematodes) and trematodes. A total of 800 gastropods were collected from 16 sites over a 225 km2 area. The extracted nematodes and trematodes were identified by molecular barcoding. Of the 800 gastropods collected, 227 were infected (172 had nematode infections, 37 had trematode infections and 18 had both nematode and trematode infections). Of the nematode infected gastropods genotyped, seven species were identified, Agfa flexilis, Angiostoma gandavense, Angiostoma margaretae, Cosmocerca longicauda, Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita, Phasmarhabditis neopapillosa and an unknown Cosmocercidae species. Of the trematode infected gastropods genotyped, four species were identified, Brachylaima arcuate, Brachylaima fuscata, Brachylaima mesostoma and an unknown Plagiorchioidea species. No lungworm species were found within the city of Nottingham. To our knowledge, this study represents the first survey of gastropod-associated nematodes and trematodes in the East midlands of the United Kingdom.

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Additional Information: This is the accepted version of an article Nematodes and trematodes associated with terrestrial gastropods in Nottingham, England, Andrus, P., Rae, R., & Wade, C. (2022). Published in the Journal of Helminthology, 96, E81. doi:10.1017/S0022149X22000645
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mycology & Parasitology; 0608 Zoology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Biological & Environmental Sciences (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2022 10:40
Last Modified: 02 May 2023 00:50
DOI or ID number: 10.1017/s0022149x22000645
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18027
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