Megninia ginglymura has been the species of greater health importance on feathers and its populations seems to be related with increase of temperature;
Tuccioglyphus setosus seems to be influenced by environmental conditions and it’s populations seems to be influenced by relative humidity of the air and temperature;
The predator species Blattisocius keegani and Typhlodromus transvaalensis correlated with M. ginglymura. Besides, T. transvaalensis and Cheyletus malaccensis seems to be correlated to T. setosus.
Excel file: Measurements of Echinococcus felidis rostellar hooks.
1st sheet, protoscolex hooks from two hippopotami.
2nd sheet, adult hooks from a lion (sample identified by A. Verster in the 1960s).
3rd sheet, adult hooks from a lion, based on drawings by Ortlepp (1937).
Measured from hook photographs. Measurements are in micrometers. TL = total length, AL = anterior length, PL = posterior length, TW = total width, GL = guard length, BL = blade length.
Tif files (LZW compressed): Drawings of rostellar hooks of Echinococcus felidis from two hippopotami (new data) and a lion (sample identified by A. Verster in the 1960s), and re-drawings of E. felidis adult hooks from the original description by Ortlepp (1937).
Contributors:Morgan, Jess A. T., Godwin, Rosamond M., Morgan, Jess A.T.
Modern molecular approaches have vastly improved diagnostic capabilities for differentiating among species of chicken infecting Eimeria. Consolidating information from multiple genetic markers, adding additional poultry Eimeria species and increasing the size of available data-sets is improving the resolving power of the DNA, and consequently our understanding of the genus. This study adds information from 25 complete mitochondrial DNA genomes from Australian chicken Eimeria isolates representing all 10 species known to occur in Australia, including OTU-X, −Y and −Z. The resulting phylogeny provides a comprehensive view of species relatedness highlighting where the OTUs align with respect to others members of the genus. All three OTUs fall within the Eimeria clade that contains only chicken-infecting species with close affinities to E. maxima, E. brunetti and E. mitis. Mitochondrial genetic diversity was low among Australian isolates likely reflecting their recent introduction to the country post-European settlement. The lack of observed genetic diversity is a promising outcome as it suggests that the currently used live vaccines should continue to offer widespread protection against Eimeria outbreaks in all states and territories. Flocks were frequently found to host multiple strains of the same species, a factor that should be considered when studying disease epidemiology in the field.,Eimeria_AA_ alignment_ for_DRYAD28 species FASTA file of amino acid alignment (1,100 aa alignment) of mitochondrial DNA coding regions (Cytochrome b, COI, COIII) of poultry infecting Eimeria species and close relatives. Contains complete cytochrome b coding sequence (360 amino acids); a partial COI coding sequence (486 amino acids); and partial COIII coding sequence (254 amino acids), and using Choleoeimeria sp. as outgroup.Nucleotide alignment for DRYADNucleotide_alignment_for_DRYAD.fsa 54 species FASTA file of complete mitochondrial DNA sequence alignment (6,628 bp alignment) of Eimeria species and their relatives.Nucleotide alignment E zuernii root DRYADNucleotide_alignment_E_zuernii_root_DRYAD.fsa 42 species FASTA file of complete mitochondrial DNA sequence alignment (6,488 bp alignment) focused on the chicken infecting Eimeria species and strains, and their nearest relatives using Eimeria zuernii as outgroup.,