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Carolinensis minutus (Dujardin, 1845) Travassos 1937 (Nematoda, Heligmonellidae) in Microtus agrestis in the United Kingdom
expand article infoJoseph A. Jackson, Ida M. Friberg
‡ University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom
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The heligmonellid nematode Carolinensis minutus (Dujardin, 1845) Travassos, 1937 is recorded for the first time in Microtus agrestis (Linnaeus, 1761) in the United Kingdom. Small heligmosomoid specimens were recovered from a M. agrestis vole inhabiting mole (Talpa europaea Linnaeus, 1758) tunnels in mid Wales. The identity of these specimens was confirmed as C. minutus by >99% nucleotide identity with internally transcribed spacer (ITS) 1 and ITS 2 sequences in French C. minutus
Heligmosomoidea, Field Vole, rodent, European Mole, mole tunnel, transcriptome