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Thermal optima of cercarial emergence in trematodes from a marine high-temperature ecosystem, the Persian Gulf
Khosravi, M.; Díaz-Morales, D.M.; Thieltges, D.W.; Wahl, M.; Vajedsamiei, J. (2023). Thermal optima of cercarial emergence in trematodes from a marine high-temperature ecosystem, the Persian Gulf. NPG Scientific Reports 13(1).
In: Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group). Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 2045-2322; e-ISSN 2045-2322, meer
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  • Khosravi, M.
  • Díaz-Morales, D.M.
  • Thieltges, D.W., meer
  • Wahl, M.
  • Vajedsamiei, J.

    Global warming may alter the dynamics of infectious diseases by affecting important steps in the transmission of pathogens and parasites. In trematode parasites, the emergence of cercarial stages from their hosts is temperature-dependent, being highest around a thermal optimum. If environmental temperatures exceed this optimum as a consequence of global warming, this may affect cercarial transmission. However, our knowledge of cercarial emergence patterns of species from high temperature environments is currently very limited. Here, we investigated the effect of temperature on the emergence of two common trematode species from an abundant mud snail Pirenella cingulata in the Persian Gulf, the warmest sea on Earth. Infected snails were incubated in the laboratory at 6 temperatures from 10 to 40 °C for 3 days. We found an optimal temperature for cercarial emergence of 32.0 °C and 33.5 °C for Acanthotrema tridactyla and Cyathocotylidae gen. sp., respectively, which are the warmest recorded thermal optima for any aquatic trematode species. Emergence of both species dropped at 40 °C, suggesting upper thermal limits to emergence. Overall, Persian Gulf trematodes may be among the most heat-tolerant marine trematode species, indicating a potential for dispersing to regions that will continue to warm in the future.

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