International Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Research
ISSN: 2053-1818
Vol. 6(1), pp. 1-7, January, 2018



Recovery of Ophidascaris sp. and Polydelphis sp. from the Indian python in Aizawl district of Mizoram, India

Gautam Patra1*, Kim Jamoh2, Subhamoy Ghosh1, Basanta Saikia3, C. Lalnunpuia1, Apurba Debbarma4, Ajit Kumar4 and Madhurendra Bachan4, Seikh Sahanawaz Alam5 and Jayashre Bhagawati6

1Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Central Agricultural University, Selesih, Aizawl, India.
2Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Central Agricultural University, Selesih, Aizawl, India.
3Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Central Agricultural University, Selesih, Aizawl, India.
4Department of Veterinary Parasitology, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, 37-K. B. Sarani, Kollkata-700037.
5District Microbiologist, Malda Medical College, Malda, West Bengal, India.
6FCLA, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Central Agricultural University, Selesih, Aizawl, India.

*To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: dr.gautampatra@yahoo.co.in.

Received 13 November, 2017; Received in revised form 05 December, 2017; Accepted 14 December, 2017.

Abstract


Keywords:
Ophidascaris sp., Polydelphis sp., Python, India.

This paper underscores detailed morphological characteristics of Ophidascaris sp. and Polydelphis sp. recovered after post-mortem from two dead pythons. Ophidascaris sp. and Polydelphis sp. were recovered from the intestine of two dead pythons and subsequently processed for light microscopy (LM) as well as scanning electron microscopy (SEM) study. Based on light microscopical study the collected specimens were confirmed as Ophidascaris sp. and Polydelphis sp. In addition, SEM study showed some morphological structures which are not clear under LM. To the authors’ knowledge this is the first report of Ophidascaris sp. and Polydelphis sp. from python in this part of India.

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