Journal of Parasitology

Print ISSN
Electronic ISSN
Impact factor
Usage rank
Article count
Free count
Free percentage
PDFs via platforms
CSA, Proquest, Jstor, Allenpress, Bioone, and Bioone

  1. Why museums matter: a tale of pinworms (Oxyuroidea: Heteroxynematidae) among pikas (Ochotona princeps and O. collaris) in the American west.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):490 (2009) PMID 19593896

    Permanent and well-supported museum or natural history collections provide a solid foundation for the process of systematics research through creation of an empirical record which validates our understanding of the biosphere. We explore the role of museums in ongoing studies of the complex helmi...
  2. First isolation of Besnoitia besnoiti from a chronically infected cow in Spain.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):474 (2009) PMID 18803440

    Besnoitia besnoiti was isolated from a skin biopsy of a chronically infected cow from central Spain. Zoites released from macroscopic cysts were adapted to its culture in vitro on a MARC-145 cell monolayer. Tachyzoites produced in vitro were either cryopreserved or used for genomic DNA isolation...
  3. A new species of camallanidae from Ageneiosus ucayalensis (Pisces: Siluriformes) from Pará State, Brazil.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):407 (2009) PMID 18823151

    Procamallanus (Spirocamallanus) belenensis n. sp. is described using light and scanning electron microcopy, based on specimens taken from Ageneiosus ucayalensis, Castelnau, 1855 (Pisces: Siluriforme), a freshwater fish commonly called mandubé, in Pard State, Brazil; Procamallanus (Spirocamallanu...
  4. Redescription of Proteocephalus glanduligerus (Cestoda: Proteocephalidea), a parasite of clariid catfishes in Africa with a unique glandular apical organ.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):443 (2009) PMID 18788883

    The tapeworm Proteocephalus glanduligerus (Janicki, 1928) Fuhrmann, 1933 (Cestoda: Proteocephalidea), a parasite of clariid catfishes (Clarias spp.) in Africa, is redescribed on the basis of an evaluation of voucher material and newly collected specimens from Clarias gariepinus and C. cf. anguil...
  5. Usefulness of community participation for the fine temporal monitoring of house infestation by non-domiciliated triatomines.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):469 (2009) PMID 18788882

    The irregular presence and low abundance of wild triatomines inside domiciles make their detection more difficult than that of domiciled species, so that vector surveillance and evaluation of Chagas disease transmission risk are more challenging. We compared timed manual searches, considered as ...
  6. A new species of Capillostrongyloides (Nematoda: Capillariidae) parasitizing the horsefish, Congiopodus peruvianus (Pisces: Congiopodidae), from Argentina.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):388 (2009) PMID 18844433

    A new species of parasitic nematode, Capillostrongyloides congiopodi n. sp. (Capillariidae), is described based on specimens collected from the gall bladder of the horsefish, Congiopodus peruvianus Cuvier and Velenciennes (Congiopodidae, Scorpaeniformes), from the Patagonian Shelf, Argentina (45...
  7. Small estuarine fishes feed on large trematode cercariae: lab and field investigations.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):477 (2009) PMID 18763852

    In aquatic ecosystems, dense populations of snails can shed millions of digenean trematode cercariae every day. These short-lived, free-living larvae are rich in energy and present a potential resource for consumers. We investigated whether estuarine fishes eat cercariae shed by trematodes of th...
  8. Redescription of Ingliseria cirrohamata (Linstow, 1888) (Nematoda: Acuariidae), including new hosts and geographical records.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):396 (2009) PMID 18767910

    Inglisera cirrohamata (Linstow, 1888) (Nematoda: Acuariidae) is redescribed based on specimens collected from the type host, Phalacrocorax verrucosus (Aves: Phalacrocoracidae), and the type locality, Kerguelen Island, in the southern Indian Ocean. Three new hosts and 2 new localities were record...
  9. Positive correlation between hemosporidian parasitemia and likelihood of PCR detection in co-infected birds.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):472 (2009) PMID 19132810

    As shown previously, the nested PCR method of detection of avian blood parasites, commonly referred to as Waldenström's method, sometimes amplifies only 1 parasite species of the several that may be present in the same bird, and not always the one with the highest parasitemia. This result raises...
  10. Agglutination of Trypanosoma cruzi in infected cells treated with serum from chronically infected mice.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):337 (2009) PMID 18922039

    The protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi is the causative agent of Chagas disease. The chronic stage of infection is characterized by a production of neutralizing antibodies in the vertebrate host. A polyclonal antibody, anti-egressin, has been found to inhibit egress of parasites from the host ...
  11. Vertebrate hosts and phylogenetic relationships of amphibian trypanosomes from a potential invertebrate vector, Culex territans Walker (Diptera: Culicidae).

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):381 (2009) PMID 18850768

    The blood meals of field-collected female Culex territans (Diptera: Culicidae) were concurrently assayed for the presence of trypanosomes and for vertebrate host identification. We amplified vertebrate DNA in 42 of 119 females and made positive identification to the host species level in 29 of t...
  12. Cross-species utility of microsatellite markers in trichostrongyloid nematodes.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):487 (2009) PMID 18817456

    The development of microsatellite markers for parasitic nematodes has been hampered by technical difficulties in isolation and PCR amplification. We have investigated the potential for circumventing these problems using microsatellites from 3 trichostrongyloid species on a panel of 7 species. Te...
  13. 2,3-diphenyl-1,4-naphthoquinone: a potential chemotherapeutic agent against Trypanosoma cruzi.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):461 (2009) PMID 18788881 PMCID PMC2929754

    Chagas disease, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, is a widespread infection in Latin America. Currently, only 2 partially effective and highly toxic drugs, i.e., benznidazole and nifurtimox, are available for the treatment of this disease, and several efforts are underway in the search for better che...
  14. Comparative phylogenetic histories of two louse genera found on Catharus thrushes and other birds.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):295 (2009) PMID 18821823

    The louse genera Brueelia (Ischnocera) and Myrsidea (Amblycera) are broadly codistributed on songbirds (Passeriformes), but differ in a variety of life history characteristics. We used mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences to assess levels of genetic divergence and reconstruct phylogenies of t...
  15. Redescription and designation of a neotype of Temnocephala talicei Dioni, 1967 (Platyhelminthes: Temnocephalida).

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):345 (2009) PMID 18844436

    Temnocephala talicei was described from Uruguayan material found mainly on Aegla prado. Its original description was based principally on its distinctive penial stylet, and, therefore, many aspects of the species anatomy that are now important in the taxonomy of the genus were not contemplated; ...
  16. Oral transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi with opposing evidence for the theory of carnivory.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):360 (2009) PMID 18763853 PMCID PMC2911628

    We present the first demonstration of oral transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi to raccoons (Procyon lotor), a natural reservoir host in the United States, by ingestion of trypomastigotes and infected bugs, but not infected tissue. To investigate an alternative, non-vector-based transmission method...
  17. Pupal deposition and ecology of bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae): Trichobius sp. (caecus group) in a Mexican cave habitat.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):308 (2009) PMID 18684039

    We studied the deposition of pupae of the winged bat fly Trichobius sp. (caecus group; Diptera), an ectoparasite of Natalus stramineus (Chiroptera, Natalidae), in a natural cave in Tamaulipas, Mexico. For the first time, we show a strong spatial segregation of populations of a streblid bat fly a...
  18. Patterns of infection by lungworms, Rhabdias ranae and Haematoloechus spp., in northern leopard frogs: a relationship between sex and parasitism.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):275 (2009) PMID 18712948

    We examined a population of northern leopard frogs to determine whether sex biases in investment in immunity, previously reported for this host species under controlled exposures to lung nematodes, is predictive of patterns of parasitism in nature. We examined Rhabdias ranae and Haematoloechus s...
  19. A new philometrid species (Nematoda) from the freshwater fish Cichlasoma istlanum (Jordan and Snyder, 1899) (Cichlidae) in Mexico.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):403 (2009) PMID 18788884

    A new nematode species, Philometra poblana n. sp., is described based on specimens recovered from skin at the base of the pectoral fins of the cichlid Cichlasoma istlanum (Jordan and Snyder, 1899) from the water spring El Borbollon, in the State of Puebla, Mexico. The new species most closely re...
  20. Isolation of Toxoplasma gondii from the keel-billed toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) from Costa Rica.

    Journal of Parasitology 95(2):467 (2009) PMID 18847295

    Pectoral muscles from a captive keel-billed toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) from Costa Rica were fed to a Toxoplasma gondii-free cat, and the cat shed oocysts. Laboratory mice fed these oocysts developed antibodies to T. gondii in their sera and T. gondii tissue cysts in their brains. The DNA ext...