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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611

Abstract

ZHAN, Xiaodong; LI, Chaopin  and  WU, Hua. Trematode Aspidogastrea found in the freshwater mussels in the Yangtze River basin. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.2, pp.460-462. ISSN 1699-5198.  http://dx.doi.org/10.20960/nh.1165.

Objective:

To investigate the prevalence of trematode Aspidogastrea in the freshwater mussels in the Yangtze River basin within Anhui province, China.

Methods:

We initially harvested the freshwater mussels living in the Yangtze River running through Anhui area, and labeled them with corresponding number. Then the samples were dissected for isolating the flukes, which were identified by conventional staining.

Results:

Infection rate of trematode Aspidogastrea in freshwater mussels in the Yangtze River basin within the territory of Anhui province was 30.38% (103/339) in general, and a total of 912 flukes of Aspidogastrea were detected in the 103 mussels, with average infection rate of 8.85 for each mussel.

Conclusion:

Trematode Aspidogastrea is prevalent in the freshwater bivalves living in the Yangtze River basin running through Anhui area, and the treamatode was identified as Aspidogaster sp. belong to Aspidogaste under Aspidogastridae of Aspidogastrea.

Keywords : Freshwater mussels; Aspidogastrea; Trematode.

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