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HELMINTH COMMUNITY STRUCTURE OF SYMPATRIC EASTERN AMERICAN TOAD, BUFO AMERICANUS AMERICANUS, NORTHERN LEOPARD FROG, RANA PIPIENS, AND BLUE-SPOTTED SALAMANDER, AMBYSTOMA LATERALE, FROM SOUTHEASTERN
  • M. Bolek, J. Coggins
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    The Journal of parasitology
  • 1 August 2003
TLDR
Considering adult helminths, the low species richness and low vagility of caudatans as compared with anurans suggest that local factors may be more important in structuring caudatan helminth communities of salamanders than of anuran hosts.
Seasonal occurrence and community structure of helminth parasites from the eastern American toad, Bufo americanus americanus, from southeastern Wisconsin, U.S.A.
TLDR
A significant correlation existed between wet weight and overall helminth abundance, excluding larval platyhelminths, and a number of species showed seasonal variations in location in the host, and these variations were related to recruitment period.
EVOLUTIONARY AVENUES FOR, AND CONSTRAINTS ON, THE TRANSMISSION OF FROG LUNG FLUKES (HAEMATOLOECHUS SPP.) IN DRAGONFLYSECOND INTERMEDIATE HOSTS
TLDR
Observations suggest that the observed ecological host specificity of H. longiplexus in semiterrestrial leopard frogs may be due to few metacercariae ofH.Longiplexus reaching these frogs in a terrestrial environment.
Alternative Life Cycle Strategies and Colonization of Young Anurans by Gorgoderina attenuata in Nebraska
TLDR
The comparative approach to life cycle studies in different anuran life stages and multiple species of hosts suggests that tadpoles and metamorphosed anurans have favored alternative life cycle strategies in this trematode.
SMALL FROGS GET THEIR WORMS FIRST: THE ROLE OF NONODONATE ARTHROPODS IN THE RECRUITMENT OF HAEMATOLOECHUS COLORADENSIS AND HAEMATOLOECHUS COMPLEXUS IN NEWLY METAMORPHOSED NORTHERN LEOPARD FROGS, RANA
  • M. Bolek, J. Janovy
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    The Journal of parasitology
  • 1 April 2007
TLDR
Comparisons of population structure of adult flukes in newly metamorphosed le Leopard frogs indicate that the generalist nature of H. coloradensis metacercariae enables it to colonize young of the year leopard frogs more commonly than other Haematoloechus spp.
Distinct snail (Physa) morphotypes from different habitats converge in shell shape and size under common garden conditions
TLDR
The two morphotypes constitute a single snail species (Physa acuta), and the single generation lag in size convergence suggests there is an epigenetic difference between generations within populations.
Observations on Myiasis by the Calliphorids, Bufolucilia silvarum and Bufolucilia elongata, in Wood Frogs, Rana sylvatica, From Southeastern Wisconsin
  • M. Bolek, J. Janovy
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    The Journal of parasitology
  • 1 October 2004
TLDR
Observations on the time of death and how quickly carcasses of wood frogs were consumed by these maggots compared with previous studies on toads suggest that finding infected juvenile wood frogs may be uncommon.
A NEW SPECIES OF MYXIDIUM (MYXOSPOREA: MYXIDIIDAE), FROM THE WESTERN CHORUS FROG, PSEUDACRIS TRISERIATA TRISERIATA, AND BLANCHARD'S CRICKET FROG, ACRIS CREPITANS BLANCHARDI (HYLIDAE), FROM EASTERN
TLDR
Only with improved morphological analyses, accompanied by molecular data, and the deposit of type specimens, can the ambiguous nature of Myxidium be resolved.
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