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dc.contributor.authorCook, Courtney Antonia
dc.contributor.authorNetherlands, Edward Charles
dc.contributor.authorSmit, Nico Jacobus
dc.contributor.authorVan As, Johann
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-11T13:06:33Z
dc.date.available2019-07-11T13:06:33Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationCook, C.A. et al. 2018. Two new species of Hepatozoon (Apicomplexa: Hepatozoidae) parasitising species of Philothamnus (Ophidia: Colubridae) from South Africa. Folia parasitologica, 65: Article no 004. [https://doi.org/10.14411/fp.2018.004]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0015-5683
dc.identifier.issn1803-6465 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/32858
dc.identifier.urihttps://folia.paru.cas.cz/pdfs/fol/2018/01/04.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.14411/fp.2018.004
dc.description.abstractTo date, only a few species of Hepatozoon Miller, 1908 have been described from amphibians and reptiles of South Africa, including two species from anuran hosts, three from saurians, one from chelonians, and two from ophidians. Hepatozoon bitis (Fantham, 1925) and Hepatozoon refringens (Sambon et Seligmann, 1907), parasitising Bitis arientans (Merrem) and Pseudoaspis cana (Linnaeus), respectively, were described in the early 1900s and since then there have been no further species of Hepatozoon described from snakes in South Africa. Blood smears, used in peripheral blood haemogregarine stage morphometrics, and whole blood used in molecular characterisation of haemogregarines were collected from the caudal vein of six snakes of three species, namely Philothamnus hoplogaster (Günther), Philothamnus semivariegatus (Smith) and Philothamnus natalensis natalensis (Smith). For comparison, a comprehensive table summarising available information on species of Hepatozoon from African snakes is presented. Haemogregarines found infecting the snakes from the present study were morphologically and molecularly different from any previously described from Africa and are thus here described as Hepatozoon angeladaviesae sp. n. and Hepatozoon cecilhoarei sp. n. Both haemogregarine species were observed to cause considerable dehaemoglobinisation of the host cell, in case of infection with H. angeladaviesae resulting in a characteristic peripheral undulation of the host cell membrane and karyorrhexis. To the authors’ knowledge, these are the first haemogregarines parasitising snakes of the genus Philothamnus Smith described using both morphological and molecular characteristics in Africaen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherParazitologický ústav AVČRen_US
dc.subjectSerpentsen_US
dc.subjectSnakesen_US
dc.subjectHaemogregarinesen_US
dc.subjectPhylogenyen_US
dc.subjectAdeleorid taxonomyen_US
dc.subject18S rDNAen_US
dc.subjectHaemoparasitesen_US
dc.titleTwo new species of Hepatozoon (Apicomplexa: Hepatozoidae) parasitising species of Philothamnus (Ophidia: Colubridae) from South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID24492272 - Cook, Courtney Antonia
dc.contributor.researchID21250545 - Smit, Nicholas Jacobus
dc.contributor.researchID21714363 - Netherlands, Edward Charles


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