Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin


Service-Navigation

    Publikationsdatenbank

    Accipiter Hawks (Accipitridae) Confirmed as Definitive Hosts of Sarcocystis Turdusi, Sarcocystis Cornixi and Sarcocystis sp. ex Phalacrocorax Carbo (2016)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Mayr, Sylvia L
    Maier, Kristina
    Müller, Jana
    Enderlein, Dirk
    Gruber, Achim D (WE 12)
    Lierz, Michael
    Quelle
    Parasitology research; 115(8) — S. 3041–3047
    ISSN: 0932-0113
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Verweise
    DOI: 10.1007/s00436-016-5059-5
    Pubmed: 27083188
    Kontakt
    Institut für Tierpathologie

    Robert-von-Ostertag-Str. 15
    Gebäude 12
    14163 Berlin
    Tel.+49 30 838 62450 Fax.+49 30 838 62522

    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Sarcocystis is a large genus of protozoan parasites with complex heteroxenous life cycles. For many species, either the intermediate or the definitive host is still unknown. In this study, 116 Accipiter hawks (Eurasian sparrowhawks and northern goshawks) were investigated for the presence of Sarcocystis spp. in their intestinal tract or their faeces. To gain a wide distribution, samples were collected throughout Germany within 2 years. It was possible to detect Sarcocystis-like oocysts in 65 samples. Sequencing of the ITS region or species-specific PCR identified 33 samples as Sarcocystis turdusi/Sarcocystis sp. ex A. nisus (18), Sarcocystis calchasi (6), Sarcocystis columbae (3), Sarcocystis cornixi (3) and Sarcocystis sp. ex Phalacrocorax carbo (3). Besides the known infestation with S. columbae, S. sp. ex A. nisus and S. calchasi the Accipiter hawks were thereby confirmed as definitive host of S. turdusi, S. cornixi and S. sp. ex Phalacrocorax carbo for the first time.