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The first record of a member of the genus Hepatozoon in the Eastern Barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) in Tasmania

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Bettiol, SS and Goldsmid, JM and Le, DD and Driessen, M, The first record of a member of the genus Hepatozoon in the Eastern Barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) in Tasmania, Journal of Parasitology, 82, (5) pp. 829-830. ISSN 0022-3395 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.2307/3283898

Abstract

Of 220 wild Eastern Barred Bandicoots (Perameles gunnii) captured in two locations in Tasmania, Australia, 55 (25%) had a detectable parasitaemia with gametocytes of the protozoan genus Hepatozoon in blood films. Blood films were stained with Leishman stain and acridine orange O. Gamonts were commonly found as intracellular forms and occasionally observed as extracellular forms in peripheral erythrocytes. This is the first record of a member of the genus Hepatozoon in any temperate bandicoot and additionally appears to be the first record of this protozoan genus in any native marsupial species of Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Bettiol, SS (Dr Silvana Bettiol)
Author:Goldsmid, JM (Professor John Goldsmid)
Author:Le, DD (Mr Daniel Dujen Le)
ID Code:8280
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Pathology
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-19
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