Folia Parasitologica, vol. 35 (1988), issue 3

Chemotherapy of experimental toxoplasmosis with special reference to robenidine.

S K Bakhtari, J Jíra

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 193-198 (1988)

Robenidine as an anticoccidial agent alone (in doses of 50 and 100 mg/kg) or in association with two other antiprotozoal compounds--pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine (in doses of 2.5 and 250 mg/kg, respectively) were tested in the treatment of chronically infected mice with an avirulent cyst-forming HF strain of Toxoplasma gondii. The efficacy of the used drugs was evaluated by the cysts number in the brains of treated mice versus control group, antibody level and viability of survived cysts by the consecutive infection of mice. According to these criteria none of the tested drugs alone or combined exhibited to be able to produce an effective cure of cyst-stage...

THE USE OF NUCLEOPOLYHEDROSIS VIRUS (NPV) AND MICROSPORIDIA IN THE CONTROL OF THE GYPSY-MOTH (LYMANTRIA-DISPAR, LINNE)

J NOVOTNY

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 199-208 (1988)

4 SPECIES OF THE GENUS ANNULOTREMA PAPERNA-ET-THURSTON, 1969 (MONOGENEA, ANCYROCEPHALINAE) FROM EGYPTIAN FRESH-WATER FISH

R ERGENS

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 209-215 (1988)

A new cestode, Wardium gvozdevi sp. n. (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae), and its biology.

A P Maksimova

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 217-222 (1988)

A new species, Wardium gvozdevi sp. n., was described from a slender-billed gull (Larus genei Breme) in central Kazakhstan (Lake Tengiz). It was experimentally established that brine shrimps Artemia salina, abundant in the lake, are obligatory intermediate host of the cestodes. Wardium gvozdevi develops in the intermediate host (from an oncosfere to a cysticercoid) during 12-15 days under conditions of Lake Tengiz with the extremely salt water (65-80 per mill) and temperatures of 22-24 degrees C.

OCCURRENCE OF COPULATING PAIRS OF THE TICK IXODES-RICINUS (L) IN NATURE

V CERNY

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 222 (1988)

Cysticercus bovis: pinocytosis in the Cysticercus tegument.

J Schramlová, K Blazek

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 223 (1988)

The authors have found that pinocytosis occurs in the tegument of C. bovis from the fourth week after infection. Electron-lucid bladders surrounded by plasma membrane were encountered in the distal cytoplasm. The pinocytosis occurred in form of micropinocytotic bladders only in the bladder tegument but not in the scolex. The bladders appeared first in the superficial part of the distal cytoplasm. During the following periods of development of the larva they were dispersed in the whole distal cytoplasm and were found even in the processes of subtegumental cells and inside these cells near the heterolysosomes.

1ST DESCRIPTION OF ADULT HUFFMANELA-HUFFMANI MORAVEC, 1987 (NEMATODA, TRICHOSOMOIDIDAE) FROM THE SWIMBLADDER OF CENTRARCHID FISHES OF THE UPPER SAN-MARCOS RIVER, CENTRAL TEXAS

D G HUFFMAN, F MORAVEC

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 227 (1988)

Rhabdochona longleyi sp. n. (Nematoda: Rhabdochonidae) from blind catfishes, Trogloglanis pattersoni and Satan eurystomus (Ictaluridae) from the subterranean waters of Texas.

F Moravec, D G Huffman

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 235-243 (1988)

A new nematode species, Rhabdochona longleyi sp. n. is described from the intestine of two species of blind catfishes, Trogloglanis pattersoni Eigenmann (type host) and Satan eurystomus Hubbs et Bailey (both fam. Ictaluridae, Siluriformes) from the subterranean waters (artesian wells penetrating San Antonio pool of Edwards Aquifer) of Texas, USA. It is characterized largely by the presence of only six anterior teeth in the prostom, simple deirids, by the shape and length of spicules (0.42 to 0.50 mm and 0.093-0.102 mm), shape of the tail tip (rounded), and by filamented eggs. R. longleyi probably adapted to the environment of the aquifer by utilizing...

Stage-specific antibody response of Mastomys natalensis during the course of Dipetalonema viteae infection.

D P Singh, S Misra, R K Chatterjee

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 245-252 (1988)

Stage-specific haemagglutinating (HA) and precipitin antibodies (PA) to infective larvae (L3), adult worms and microfilariae (mf) have been demonstrated in sera of Mastomys natalensis during the course of Dipetalonema viteae infection using indirect haemagglutination (IHA) and Ouchterlony's gel-diffusion tests. L3-specific HA antibody titre was shown to be quite low and lasted for shorter period whereas adult-specific antibody response was significantly higher and persisted for longer duration (beyond day 240 post exposure). No precipitin antibody to L3 stage could be detected, however, significant adult-specific antibody was detected which ultimately...

The feather mites of the family Proctophyllodidae (acari, sarcoptiformes) from Nepalese birds.

V Cerný

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 253-258 (1988)

Eight species of birds of the families Fringillidae (3), Motacillidae (2), Prunellidae (1), Pycnonotidae (1) and Turdidae (1) were found to be parasitized by 8 species of the genus Proctophyllodes, 3 of them being new to science: P. danieli sp. n. from Pycnonotus leucogenys, P. macrophallus sp. n. from Prunella collaris and P. puniceus sp. n. from Pyrrhospiza punicea. Other species recorded are P. anthi, P. cotyledon, P. glandarinus, P. leucosticti and P. aff. poublani. All hosts were collected in the region of the Barun river valley in East Nepal in the altitude of 3,600-4,900 m a. s. l.

Cutaneous and blood leucocyte response of pigeons to larval Argas polonicus feeding.

F Dusbábek, V Skárková-Spaková, J Vítovec, J Sterba

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 259 (1988)

Dynamics of granular leucocyte response in peripheral blood of naive and sensitized pigeons infested with Argas polonicus larvae was only slightly dissimilar. In both cases a marked increase of heterophil and eosinophil counts and only a mild increase of basophil count were recorded at 6 hours post-infestation. In naive hosts the basophil count increased again at 96 hours post-infestation, but in sensitized hosts it did so as early as 48 hours post-tick attachment and was also accompanied by an increase of eosinophil levels 72 and 96 hours post-infestation. Cutaneous response of sensitized hosts at the tick feeding site was characterized by a large...

BIOCHEMICAL-STUDY - CHARACTERIZATION OF THE DISTINCT PROTEINIC FRACTIONS OF THE MALE AND FEMALE BOVICOLA-CAPRAE (GURLT, 1843) (MALLOPHAGA, INSECTA)

S MUNOZ-PARRA, M D SOLER-CRUZ, R BENITEZ-RODRIGEZ, I RUIZ-MARTINEZ, J M PEREZ-JIMENEZ, M DIAZ-LOPEZ

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 269-272 (1988)

Isolation of TBE virus from the tick Ixodes hexagonus.

K Krivanec, J Kopecký, E Tomková, L Grubhoffer

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 273-276 (1988)

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus was isolated from a sample of Ixodes hexagonus ticks collected from the hair of the western European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) which had been captured on the edge of a new housing estate in Ceské Budejovice at the end of September 1986. This was the first isolation of TBE virus from this vector, supporting the previous experimental results. The virus was identified in immunofluorescent and plaquereduction neutralization tests.

SCANNING ELECTRON-MICROSCOPY OF THE TREMATODE BRACHYLAIMUS-AEQUANS (LOOSS, 1899)

Z ZDARSKA, T A BAKKE, T N SOBOLEVA

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 277-279 (1988)

First record of Eimeria christianseni Waldén, 1961 in swans in Czechoslovakia.

B Rysavý, Z Cerná

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 280 (1988)

REMARKS ON THE VALIDITY OF THE SPECIES NOTOPTEROIDES-ALATAE MAJUMDAR, 1965

N C DE

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 281-283 (1988)

Detection of antigens common to salivary glands and other tissues of tsetse fly, Glossina palpalis palpalis (Diptera: Glossinidae).

V Matha, J Weiser

Folia Parasitologica 35[3] 285-287 (1988)

The study demonstrates the common antigens to salivary gland, fat body, mesenteron, thorax muscle, native whole body, and dried whole body homogenates of tsetse flies, G. palpalis palpalis. The possibilities of their origin and the role in hypersensitivity induction and its propagation are discussed.