論文

査読有り
2017年8月

First molecular detection and characterization of Hepatozoon and Sarcocystis spp. in field mice and voles from Japan

PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH
  • Mohamed Abdallah Mohamed Moustafa
  • ,
  • Michito Shimozuru
  • ,
  • Wessam Mohamed
  • ,
  • Kyle Rueben Taylor
  • ,
  • Ryo Nakao
  • ,
  • Mariko Sashika
  • ,
  • Toshio Tsubota

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開始ページ
2321
終了ページ
2325
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1007/s00436-017-5505-z
出版者・発行元
SPRINGER

Sarcocystis and Hepatozoon species are protozoan parasites that are frequently detected in domestic and wild animals. Rodents are considered common intermediate and paratenic hosts for several Sarcocystis and Hepatozoon species. Here, blood DNA samples from a total of six rodents, including one Myodes rutilus, one Myodes rufocanus, and four Apodemus speciosus, collected from Hokkaido, Japan, were shown by conventional PCR of the 18S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene to contain Sarcocystis and Hepatozoon DNA. Sequencing of the DNA detected one Sarcocystis sp. in the M. rufocanus sample and two different Hepatozoon spp. in the M. rutilus and A. speciosus samples. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the detected Sarcocystis sp. sequence grouped with GenBank Sarcocystis sequences from rodents, snakes, and raccoons from Japan and China. The 18S rRNA partial gene sequences of both detected Hepatozoon spp. clustered with GenBank Hepatozoon sequences from snakes, geckos and voles in Europe, Africa, and Asia. This study provides evidence that wild rodents have a role in the maintenance of Sarcocystis and Hepatozoon species on the island of Hokkaido.

Web of Science ® 被引用回数 : 1

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-017-5505-z
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000406423300029&DestApp=WOS_CPL