A Case of Mistaken Identity Reappraisal of the Species of Hookworms (Ancylostoma) Present in Australia and India

Traub, R. J., Hobbs, R. P., Adams, P. J., Behnke, J. M., Harris, P. D. and Thompson, R. C. A. (2007) A Case of Mistaken Identity Reappraisal of the Species of Hookworms (Ancylostoma) Present in Australia and India. Parasitology, 134 1: 113-119.


Author Traub, R. J.
Hobbs, R. P.
Adams, P. J.
Behnke, J. M.
Harris, P. D.
Thompson, R. C. A.
Title A Case of Mistaken Identity Reappraisal of the Species of Hookworms (Ancylostoma) Present in Australia and India
Journal name Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-8161
0031-1820
Publication date 2007-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0031182006001211
Volume 134
Issue 1
Start page 113
End page 119
Total pages 7
Editor Duncan Snidal
Alexander Wendt
Place of publication London
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Subject 070708 Veterinary Parasitology
Abstract This study serves to clarify the current status of canid and felid Ancylostoma species present in Australia. The morphological identification of A. ceylanicum from cats for the first time in Townsville, Australia, appears to be in error, together with the genetic markers provided for the species. Morphological and genetic data presented herein provide strong evidence that the hookworms from cats in Towsville are not A. ceylanicum as previously identified (i.e. the first report of this species in Australia), but are A. braziliense. Therefore the subsequent genetic markers established for A. ceylanicum in subsequent molecular studies based on these Townsville specimens should also be attributed to A. braziliense. Based on this information, a study of canine hookworm species present in northern India is also in error and it is apparent that the hookworms found in this region are those of A. ceylanicum. The distribution of A. braziliense and A. ceylanicum in the Americas and Asia Pacific region is discussed together with the importance of combining parasite morphology with genetic data for parasite diagnosis in epidemiological studies.
Keyword India
Ancylostoma;
hookworms
dogs
cats
Q-Index Code C1

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