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Title: Soboliphyme baturini infection does not affect the nutritional condition of American marten (Martes americana) in Alaska

Author: Thomas, J.G.; Pauli, J.N.; Donaldio, E.; Buskirk, S.W.;

Date: 2008

Source: Journal of Parasitology 94(6): 1435-1436

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Soboliphyme baturini, a stomach-dwelling nematode of American martens (Martes americana). reaches high levels of infection; however, its effects on the nutritional condition of the host are unknown. To understand the effects of this parasite on American martens, we collected S. baturini and measured abdominal fat deposits from 155 marten carcasses on Prince of Wales Island, southeastern Alaska, in the winter 2006-2007. We analyzed how the dried mass of abdominal fat varied as a function of S. baturini intensity. Parasite intensity and nutritional condition were not correlated; these results suggest that Arnerican martens were able to withstand even very high levels of S. baturini infection (up to 178 parasites per host).

Keywords: American marten, nematode, nutritional condition, parasite, Prince of Wales Island, southeast Alaska

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Thomas, J.G.; Pauli, J.N.; Donaldio, E.; Buskirk, S.W. 2008. Soboliphyme baturini infection does not affect the nutritional condition of American marten (Martes americana) in Alaska. Journal of Parasitology 94(6): 1435-1436.


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