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dc.contributor.authorSherrard-Smith, Ellie
dc.contributor.authorStanton, David WG
dc.contributor.authorCable, Jo
dc.contributor.authorOrozco-terWengel, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Vic R
dc.contributor.authorElmeros, Morten
dc.contributor.authorvan Dijk, Jiska Joanneke
dc.contributor.authorSimonnet, Franck
dc.contributor.authorRoos, Anna
dc.contributor.authorLemarchand, Charles
dc.contributor.authorPolednik, Lukas
dc.contributor.authorHeneberg, Petr
dc.contributor.authorChadwick, Elizabeth A
dc.coverage.spatialEurope, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Britainnb_NO
dc.identifier.citationParasitology international. 2016, 65 (2), 163-170.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractThe recent identification of Pseudamphistomum truncatum, (Rudolphi, 1819) (Trematoda: Opisthorchiidae) and Metorchis bilis (Braun, 1790) Odening, 1962 (synonymous with Metorchis albidus (Braun, 1893) Loos, 1899 and Metorchis crassiusculus (Rudolphi, 1809) Looss, 1899 (Trematoda: Opisthorchiidae)) in otters fromBritain caused concern because of associated biliary damage, coupled with speculation over their alien status. Here,we investigate the presence, intensity and phylogeny of these trematodes in mustelids (principally otters) across Europe (Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Poland and Sweden and Britain). The trematodes were identified to species using the internal transcribed spacer II (ITS2) locus. Both parasites were found across Europe but at unequal frequency. In the German state of Saxony, eight out of eleven (73%) otters examined were infected with P. truncatum whilst this parasite was not found in either mink from Scotland (n = 40) or otters from Norway (n=21). Differences in the phylogenies between the two species suggest divergent demographic histories possibly reflecting contrasting host diet or competitive exclusion, with M. bilis exhibiting greatermitochondrial diversity than P. truncatum. Shared haplotypes within the ranges of both parasite species probably reflect relatively unrestricted movements (both natural and anthropogenic) of intermediate and definitive hosts across Europe. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
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dc.subjectEurasian otternb_NO
dc.subjectAmerican minknb_NO
dc.subjectTrematode distributionnb_NO
dc.subjectGene flownb_NO
dc.subjectIntroduced speciesnb_NO
dc.titleDistribution and molecular phylogeny of biliary trematodes (Opisthorchiidae) infecting native Lutra lutra and alien Neovison vison across Europenb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Zoologiske og botaniske fag: 480nb_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Zoology and botany: 480nb_NO
dc.source.journalParasitology internationalnb_NO
cristin.unitnameAvdeling for terrestrisk økologi

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