Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp 302–310 | Cite as

Morphological and molecular characterisation of the entomoparasitic nematode Hammerschmidtiella diesingi (Nematoda, Oxyurida, Thelastomatidae)

  • María V. Blanco
  • Paola Lax
  • Juan C. Rondan Dueñas
  • Cristina N. Gardenal
  • Marcelo E. Doucet
Original Paper


A population of Hammerschmidtiella diesingi was detected in specimens of Periplaneta americana collected in Córdoba city (Argentina) was studied. Nematodes were characterized based on morphological, morphometric and genetic (D2–D3 expansion segment) analyses. New data are provided, especially on particular morphological characters that were a matter of controversy in previous studies. H. diesingi is reported in Argentina for the first time.


Argentina D2-D3 expansion segment Hammerschmidtiella diesingi morphology morphometry Periplaneta americana 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • María V. Blanco
    • 1
  • Paola Lax
    • 1
  • Juan C. Rondan Dueñas
    • 2
  • Cristina N. Gardenal
    • 3
  • Marcelo E. Doucet
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorio de Nematología, Centro de Zoología Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y NaturalesUniversidad Nacional de CórdobaCórdobaArgentina
  2. 2.Laboratorio de Biología MolecularPabellón CEPROCORCórdobaArgentina
  3. 3.Cátedra de Genética de Poblaciones y Evolución, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y NaturalesUniversidad Nacional de CórdobaCórdobaArgentina

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