Tijana Radosavljević

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Several recent morphological studies of the genus Hirudo indicated that only Hirudo verbana is present in Serbia, while Hirudo medicinalis is completely absent. In order to test this hypothesis, specimens of medicinal leech from Serbia are analyzed for the first time by the method of DNA identification. The results show that individuals belonging to the(More)
Medicinal leeches (Hirudo spp.) are among the best studied of animals as far as their morphology, physiology, and behavior are concerned (Sawyer 1986), but for a long time their taxonomy was neglected (Trontelj and Utevsky 2005). The taxonomy, genetics, and distribution of these famous animals were resolved just in the last decade (Trontelj et al. 2004;(More)
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