Jiljí Sitko

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The systematics of echinostomes within the so-called 'revolutum' group of the genus Echinostoma, which encompasses the type-species E. revolutum and a number of morphologically similar species, has long been controversial. Recent molecular studies indicate the existence of more species than previously considered valid, thus stressing the need for wider(More)
A survey of 29 species of trematodes found in the Czech Republic in 530 herons of 8 species: Ardea cinerea 436 species examined (21 species of digeneas determined), A. purpurea 2 (4), Egretta alba 34 (7), E. garzetta 2 (3), Nycticorax nycticorax 28 (2), Ixobrychus minutus 19 (0), Botaurus stellaris 8 (5), Ardeola ralloides 1 (3) is presented. The species(More)
Collyriclum faba (Plagiochiida: Collyriclidae) adults occur in pairs within subcutaneous cysts. Here, we tested the extensive C. faba infrapopulation for five DNA loci known to display variability among Central European C. faba individuals. The infrapopulation tested shared 100 % similarity in four of the five mitochondrial and nuclear DNA loci tested.(More)
The aim of the study was to compare helminth community structure of urban and forest blackbird populations. 24 helminth species in 98 blackbirds were found. Higher species richness was noted in the forest population of the blackbird (23 species) in comparison to the urban population (14 species). The response of the helminth fauna to a synanthropic habitat,(More)
During 2012–2014 up to 286 birds of the orders Falconiformes (5 species), Accipitriformes (11 species), and Strigiformes (7 species) were examined for trematodes and this represents the first detailed study in Slovakia. A total of 12 trematode species belonging to the families Diplostomidae, Cyathocotylidae, Strigeidae, and Opisthorchiidae were identified.(More)
Nasal bird schistosomes can cause bilharziosis in birds and have the potential to cause swimmer’s itch in humans. We determined the prevalence of bird schistosomes in 106 mallards (Anas plathyrhynchos) from 11 water sources in Germany from 2014. Dissections were performed focusing on parasitic infections of the neural system. Infections with Trichobilharzia(More)
The genus Brachylecithum was for the first time subject to molecular taxonomic phylogenetic analysis in order to ascertain relationships among its component taxa. We used two markers—the nuclear ribosomal 28S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) gene and the mitochondrial cox1 gene, for six species of the genus; 11 sequences of partial 28S rDNA and partial cox1 were(More)
The systematic position of the Collyricloides massanae, a rare cyst-dwelling parasite, located on intestinal wall of European birds and rodents, have always been controversial. Based on newly obtained sequences of the 28 sDNA of C. massanae from avian and rodent host from Central Europe, and on the previously published sequences of several genera and(More)
The study aimed to describe morphological and morphometric characteristics of species representing the genera Diplostomum Nordmann, 1832 and Ornithodiplostomum Dubois, 1936, originating from naturally infected birds in the Czech Republic and in Poland, and to compare their species richness and the intensity of infection in their avian hosts. Diplostomum(More)
A new nematode species, Subulura mackoi n. sp., is described based on specimens from the colon and caecum of the Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scops (L.) (Aves: Strigiformes) from the Czech Republic, collected in 2011. Males are characterized by 10 pairs of caudal papillae, a single papilla on the upper lip of the cloaca, and small unequal spiculae; female(More)