L N Gleason

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The population dynamics of larval Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli were studied in the amphipod intermediate host, Gammarus pseudolimnaeus. Amphipods were collected monthly from April 1982 to March 1983 from a study site at the West Fork of Drake's Creek, Simpson Co., Kentucky. The number of infected amphipods per m2 was lowest (0.6) in May and highest (27.3) in(More)
Accessory copulatory structures in the bursa of Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli include 2 suckers on the inner surface and bursal rays. A stylet was present in the penis of this species. Two suckers were present in the bursa of Acanthocephalus dirus, but bursal rays and a stylet in the penis were not observed. This is the first report of suckers present in the(More)
The histopathology present in Etheostoma caeruleum naturally infected with the acanthocephalans, Acanthocephalus dirus and Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli, was studied and described. The major difference in parasite-induced histopathology was related to the shallow penetration of A. dirus proboscides in the intestinal wall as compared to the penetration of P.(More)
Acanthors and early acanthellae of Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli were observed in the peripheral circulation of experimentally infected laboratory-reared Gammarus pseudolimnaeus. This has not previously been reported for larval P. bulbocolli during development in the intermediate host. The timing of larval movement from hemocoel to vessels and sinuses was(More)
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