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Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 61, Issue 4, pp 720–728 | Cite as

First record of Hammerschmidtiella diesingi (Hammerschmidt, 1838) (Oxyuridomorpha: Thelastomatidae) parasite of Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus, 1758) (Blattodea: Blattidae) in Japan, morphological and molecular characterization

  • Rina Sriwati
  • Sota Ozawa
  • Jans Morffe
  • Koichi HasegawaEmail author
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Abstract

Nematodes, belonging to the family Thelastomatidae, are parasites of saprophytic terrestrial arthropods, mainly cockroaches. American cockroach Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus, 1758) has high environmental adaptability, and has been spread worldwide by human activity. There are several reports of thelastomatid parasitic nematodes of P americana in the world. Here, the thelastomatid nematode Hammerschmidtiella diesingi (Hammerschmidt, 1838) (Oxyuridomorpha: Thelastomatidae), isolated from P americana is recorded for the first time in Japan. Through morphometrics, DIC and SEM observations, we confirmed that specimens of the present study agree with previous records of H. diesingi. DNA sequencing of the partial D2/D3 LSU expansion segment of the 28S ribosomal RNA gene revealed that H. diesingi from Japan matches with H. diesingi from other countries. Our contributions are very useful and fundamental for further analysis of the cockroach and parasite relations.

Keywords

Hammerschmidtiella diesingi American cockroach Periplaneta americana Japan morphology D2/D3 LSU expansion segment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rina Sriwati
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sota Ozawa
    • 2
  • Jans Morffe
    • 3
  • Koichi Hasegawa
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Plant Protection Department, Faculty of AgricultureSyiah Kuala UniversityDarussalam Banda AcehIndonesia
  2. 2.Department of Environmental BiologyCollege of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Chubu UniversityKasugai, AichiJapan
  3. 3.Instituto de Ecología y SistemáticaCarretera Varona 11835 e/ Oriente y LinderoCalabazar, Boyeros, La HabanaCuba

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