Diagnóstico morfológico y molecular de Cyclocoelum mutabile (Trematoda: Cyclocoelidae) en el Perú

Translated title of the contribution: Morphological and molecular diagnosis of Cyclocoelum mutabile (Trematoda: Cyclocoelidae) in Peru

Luis A. Gomez-Puerta, Martha Y. Salas, Maria T. Lopez-Urbina, Armando E. Gonzalez

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Cyclocoelum mutabile, a digenea of the family Cyclocoelidae, was found parasitizing the air sacs of a common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), from the surroundings of the Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge, located in Chorrillos, a district of Lima, Peru. A total of 7 parasites were collected and identified as C. mutabile by morphological methods. Diagnosis was confirmed by molecular analysis and partially amplified mitochondrial genes cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) and NADH dehydrogenase subunit 1 (nad1). Nucleotide sequences from the isolates were compared with previous sequences from GenBank, and they showed a high similarity between them (> 96%). This finding constitutes the first record of C. mutabile in Peru. Also, this work makes a brief description of the parasite, as well as the discussion of its hosts and geographic distribution in South America.

Translated title of the contributionMorphological and molecular diagnosis of Cyclocoelum mutabile (Trematoda: Cyclocoelidae) in Peru
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)315-320
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Cyclocoelidae
  • Cyclocoelum mutabile
  • Gallinula chloropus
  • Gruiformes
  • Trematoda

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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