pentastome


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pentastome

(pĕn′tə-stōm′)

pentastome

aberrant arthropod parasite belonging to the class Pentastomida. Includes Linguatula, Porocephalus and Armillifer spp.
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An autopsy specimen showed several living pentastome nymphs of [approximately equal to]2 cm in size, which were found in the subscapular region of liver parenchyma.
DNA of the pentastome specimens (2 adults from the snakes, 1 larva from each dog) was extracted by using the QIAGEN Tissue Kit (QIAGEN, Hilden, Germany) and subjected to 18S rRNA and cytochrome c oxidase (cox) gene PCR with primers Pent629F (5 '-CGGTTAAAAAGCTCG TAGTTGG-3 ) and Pent629R (5 -GGCATCGTTTATGG TTAGAACTAGGG-3' [9]) and primers Cox1-F (5'-CT GCGACAATGACTATTTTCAAC-3) and Cox1-R (5 -ATATGGGAAGTTCTGAGTAGG-3 [10]).
Several examples provided by Teague-Self and Kuntz (1967) showed that the high degree of adaptation and host-parasite co-evolution of pentastomes and their reptilian hosts have resulted in a poorly exacerbated tissue and physiological reaction to the infection.
This material covers ants, bees, beetles, bed bugs, conenose bugs, wheel bugs, caterpillars, centipedes, cockroaches, earwigs, flies, lice, millipedes, mites, mosquitoes, moths, pentastomes (tongue worms), scorpions, spiders, ticks, and wasps.
For example, whether or not the parasites pentastomes (so called, "tongue worms") should be classified with crustaceans of the arthropod phylum -- an issue on today's cutting edge of taxonomy -- has little to do, I'm quite sure, with our social order and values.
Contribution a l'etude anatomique, histologique et histochimique des Pentastomes (Pentastomida).