First Report of Ligula intestinalis (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea) in Barbus ercisianus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from the Nemrut Crater Lake, Turkey Nemrut Krater (Turkey) Gölü’nde Yaşayan Barbus ercisianus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) Balık Türünde Ligula intestinalis (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea)‘in İlk Bildirimi

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Önalan Ş., Atıcı A. A., Sepil A., Şen F.

Yuzuncu Yil University Journal of Agricultural Sciences, vol.32, no.1, pp.11-20, 2022 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.29133/yyutbd.1005928
  • Journal Name: Yuzuncu Yil University Journal of Agricultural Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-20
  • Keywords: Cestodes, Fish diseases, Fish parasites, Real-Time PCR
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022, Centenary University. All rights reserved.Van Basin has a rich geographical structure in terms of water resources and endemic fish species. In this study, Ligula intestinalis parasite, which is the host of Barbus ercisianus living in Nemrut Crater Lake, was recorded for the first time. The parasite was described molecularly as well as morphologically. In this context, a primer set was designed for molecular identification for the 28S rRNA gene region of L. intestinalis. Real-Time PCR results with the designed primers gave positive results in all parasite samples. The results were confirmed by a single peak (87) in the HRM analysis.