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Molecular evidence is interpreted in the light of morphology to examine the validity of several species of Haematoloechus described as Mexican endemics. Internal transcribed spacers 1 and 2 and 28S ribosomal genes were sequenced for 11 isolates. Phylogenetic analysis of separate partitions and combined databases was conducted. Results were analyzed, in the(More)
In order to clarify the specific identity of the etiological agent of human gnathostomosis in Nayarit State, Mexico, morphological and molecular studies were conducted on advanced third stage larvae obtained from human and fish tissue. Cathorops fuerthii from Agua Brava lagoons complex, was the only fish species found to be infected among four species(More)
Tegorhynchus pectinarius Van Cleave, 1940, is redescribed on the basis of male and female specimens in Microlepidotus brevipinnis from the marine waters of Costa Rica and México. The elongate proboscis with a heavy cuticular coating, cuticular body spines, 8 cement glands, and the heavy, strongly recurved hooks in the shape of an inverted apostrophe with(More)
Advanced third-stage larvae of Gnathostoma sp. corresponding to 6 morphotypes, distinguished on the basis of the shape of the cephalic hooklets, were collected from the muscle tissue of 5 species of freshwater fish (i.e., Dormitator latifrons, Eleotris picta, Gobiomorus maculatus, Ariopsis guatemalensis, and Cichlasoma trimaculatum) in Tres Palos Lagoon,(More)
Gnathostoma lamothei n. sp., inhabiting the stomach of Procyon lotor hernandezii Wagler, 1831, in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz State, and Rio Sapo, Oaxaca, Mexico, is described. This new species differs from all other congeners by having the posterior half of the body surface covered by rows of tiny round bosses instead of spines, or lacking ornamentations.(More)
Host-parasite associations are assumed to be ecologically specialized, tightly coevolved systems driven by mutual modification in which host switching is a rare phenomenon. Ecological fitting, however, increases the probability of host switching, creating incongruences between host and parasite phylogenies, when (1) specialization on a particular host(More)
sporadic serogroup C ET-24 strain. The 16S rRNA gene sequences of 66 N. meningitidis isolates representing serogroups A, B, C, W135, Z, and Y were diverse, with nine different sequences among the NMW135 isolates. Finally , all four recent NMW135 isolates had identical NheI pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns distinct from patterns seen in other(More)
Haematoloechus floedae was originally described from the lungs of Rana catesbeiana in Texas, and later reported in Florida, in the United States. It was proposed to be synonymous with H. breviplexus, H. parviplexus, and H. varioplexus. We obtained specimens of H. floedae from Rana brownorum and R. vaillanti in Yucatán, Mexico; R. cf. forreri and R. taylori(More)
A new species of Theletrum is described from the intestine of two palenose morays, Echidna nocturna, collected in Cuajiniquil, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. The new species differs from the type species, T. fustiforme Linton, 1910 by having a subspherical pars prostatica, a subspherical seminal vesicle extending anteriorly to the anterior border of the(More)
Two new species of Parapharyngodon Chatterji, 1933 , parasitizing 3 species of hylid frogs (Diaglena spatulata, Triprion petasatus, and Trachycephalus typhonius) from Mexico are described. The 2 new species share the presence of a gubernaculum with Parapharyngodon lamothei and belong to the group of those species with short spicule; both differ from the(More)