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Occurrence of the Flagellated Protozoan, Cryptobia helicis Leidy, 1846 (Kinetoplasta: Bodonea: Cryptobiidae) in the Garden Snail, Helix aspersa
1 Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Biyoloji Bölümü Zooloji Anabilim Dalı, Bornova, İzmir  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2008; 32: 91-93

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Key Words: Helix aspersa, Cryptobia helicis, Garden Snail, flagellated protozoan, Mollusca
Abstract

In this survey, the prevalence and cytological features of the flagellated protozoan, Cryptobia helicis living in the bursa copulatrix of the garden snail, Helix aspersa Müller 1774 found in the vicinity of Izmir, Turkey was investigated. The prevalence of Cryptobia helicis in garden snails collected in the spring of 2005 was found to be 68.65%. This study is the first record of the occurrence of Cryptobia helicis in the garden snail Helix aspersa found in Turkey. 

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