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Discrepancies in the occurrence of Balantidium coli between wild and captive African great apes
0356543 - UBO-W 2011 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
Pomajbíková, K. - Petrželková, Klára Judita - Profousová, Ilona - Petrášová, J. - Modrý, David
Discrepancies in the occurrence of Balantidium coli between wild and captive African great apes.
Journal of Parasitology. Roč. 96, č. 6 (2010), s. 1139-1144 ISSN 0022-3395
Grant CEP: GA ČR GA524/06/0264; GA ČR GA206/09/0927; GA AV ČR KJB600930615
Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60930519; CEZ:AV0Z60220518
Klíčová slova: lowland gorillas * intestinal parasites * chimpanzees
Kód oboru RIV: EG - Zoologie
Impakt faktor: 1.208, rok: 2010
Balantidium coli is a ciliate reported in many mammalian species, including African great apes. In the former, asymptomatic infections as well as clinical balantidiasis have been reported in captivity. We carried out a cross-sectional study of B. coli in African great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, and both species of gorillas) and examined 1,161 fecal samples from 28 captive facilities in Europe, plus 2 sanctuaries and 11 wild sites in Africa. Samples were analyzed with the use of Sheather’s flotation and merthiolate–iodine–formaldehyde (MIFC) sedimentation. MIFC sedimentation was the more sensitive technique for diagnostics of B. coli in apes. Although not detected in any wild-ape populations, B. coli was diagnosed in 52.6% of captive individuals. Surprisingly, in the apes’ feces, trophozoites of B. coli were commonly detected, in contrast with other animals, e.g., Old World monkeys, pigs, etc. Most likely reservoirs for B. coli in captive apes include synantropic rats.
Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0195037