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Paul Chinedu, Echi and Sanil , George and Suresh, Kumar (2016) Differential size-biased parasitism between Polyacanthorhynchus nigerianus (nomen nudum) and Polyacanthorhynchus echiyensis (nomen nudum) (Acanthocephala: Polyacanthocephala). Brazilian Journal of Biological Sciences, 3 (5). ISSN 2358-2731

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Seasonal occurrence of acanthocephalans is replete with controversies stemmed from hosts’ activities and environmental conditions etc. Ergo, recent mitochondrial DNA resolved two new cystacanths sequences in a parentenic host Polyacanthorhynchus nigerianus NG1 KC904074 and Polyacanthorhynchus echiyensis NG5 KC9040745 has necessitated the present study between wet and dry seasons. Though the trend of infection followed a similar pattern, NG5 had higher prevalence than NG1 with highest prevalence 5.3% in January. However, the trend changed from March-July when the occurrence of NG1 had relatively much lower monthly prevalence < 2.6%. Their differential body size NG5 994.61 + 110.07 mm and NG1 237.58 + 30.34 mm, respectively, resulted in a trade-off between their body sizes and numbers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abiotic factors; Body size; Mitochondrial DNA; Polyacanthohynchus; Thorny-headed worms; Seasonality; Synodontis batensoda
Subjects: Chemical Biology
Depositing User: Rgcb Library
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 05:40
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 05:40
URI: http://rgcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/325

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