Ectoparasite species from Rattus species collected from Santa Cruz Wet Market, Laguna, Philippines.

Lugtu, Ryan Christopher B. and Manipis, Ma. Louise Celso S. (2014) Ectoparasite species from Rattus species collected from Santa Cruz Wet Market, Laguna, Philippines. Undergraduate thesis, De La Salle University-Dasmarinas.

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Abstract

This study focused on the diversity of ectoparasites in wild rodents caught in Sta. Cruz Wet Market Laguna. Using live capture method, there were 30 rodent species collected belonging to the Rattus group namely: R. tanezumi (33.3%) and R. norvegicus (66.7%). One Hundred forty eight ectoparasites were recovered on the bodies of rats belonging to Class Insecta and Arachnida, namely: Xenopsyllia cheopis (50.7%), that parasitized all the urban stray rats and had the highest infestation rate in R. tanezumi is followed by R. norvegicus. X. Cheopis was followed by Ornithonyssius bacoti (21.6%), Polyplax spinulosa (15.5%) and Laelaps nuttali (12.2%). All recovered ectoparasites were commonly found in rats, thus they were non-host specific.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BIO 1073 2009
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Users: College of Science and Computer Studies > Biological Science
Depositing User: Ms. Bibiana Alcantara
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 01:55
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 01:55
URI: http://thesis.dlsud.edu.ph/id/eprint/240

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