detection by elisa of circulating anti-blood fluke (carettacola, hapalotrema, and learedius) immunoglobulins in hawaiian green turtles (chelonia mydas).an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) is described utilizing the surface glycocalyx crude antigen of adult blood trematodes learedius learedi, hapalotrema dorsopora, and carettacola hawaiiensis, for the detection of circulating antibodies (ab) in hawaiian green turtles (chelonia mydas) naturally infected with the parasites and with or without green turtle fibropapillomatosis (gtfp). a concentration of 10.0 micrograms/ml of antigen was optimal in terms of test specificity and sensitivity. ...19957776127
fluke (spirorchiidae) infections in sea turtles stranded on taiwan: prevalence and pathology.abstract the prevalence of spirorchiid fluke infections of marine turtles is high and may cause the death of the hosts throughout their ranges. virtually nothing has been reported regarding the infective status of sea turtles stranded on taiwan. between 2007 and 2010, 30 green turtles (chelonia mydas) and 2 loggerhead turtles (caretta caretta), stranded and dead, were examined for spirorchiid flukes and their eggs. twenty-four of the green turtles were juveniles, and the stranded loggerhead tu ...201122032290
epizootiology of spirorchiid infection in green turtles (chelonia mydas) in hawaii.we describe the epizootiology of spirorchiid trematode infections in hawaiian green turtles (chelonia mydas) by quantifying tissue egg burdens in turtles submitted for necropsy and by assessing antibody response to crude adult worm and egg antigens among a variety of age groups. hapalotrema sp. and laeredius sp. predominated in turtles infected with spirorchiids. tissue egg burdens decreased with increasing size and increased with deteriorating body condition of turtles. no relationship was foun ...200517089757
carettacola hawaiiensis n. sp. (trematoda: spirorchidae) from the green turtle, chelonia mydas, in hawaii.carettacola hawaiiensis n. sp. (trematoda: spirorchidae) is described from the hepatic vessels of the green turtle, chelonia mydas (l.), in hawaii. the new species differs from any previously described species of carettacola in size, placement of vitellaria, and shape and placement of laurer's canal. the genus haemoxenicon martin and bamberger, 1952, becomes a synonym of carettacola manter and larson, 1950. haemoxenicon stunkardi martin and bamberger, 1952, is transferred to the genus carettacol ...19911779294
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