Anna Stanicka

Anna Stanicka
Nicolaus Copernicus University | umk · Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology

PhD

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Publications (40)
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The change in the distribution of organisms in freshwater ecosystems due to natural or man-made processes raises the question of the impact of alien species on local communities. Although most studies indicate a negative effect, the positive one is more difficult to discern, especially in multi-species systems, including hosts and parasites. The pu...
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1. Parasites are a crucial factor that shapes the functioning of communities throughout the world, as are gregarious macrofoulers in aquatic ecosystems. However, little is known about the effects of 3‐way interactions between macrofoulers, endoparasites, and their hosts. We predict that macrofouling and parasite infection may act (i) independently...
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In several ecosystems, Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1853) (Gastropoda, Tateidae) is considered among the worst invasive species. Its tolerance to a broad range of environmental conditions has favoured its success in colonising new environments worldwide. However, population crashes may occur, leading to significant fluctuations in snail densitie...
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There is a great need to understand the impact of complex communities on the free-living parasite stages that are part of them. This task becomes more complex as nonnative species emerge, changing existing relationships and shaping new interactions in the community. A relevant question would be: Can the coexistence of nontarget snails with the targ...
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Species of Cotylurus Szidat, 1928 (Diplostomoidea: Strigeidae) are highly specialized digeneans that parasitize the gastrointestinal tract and bursa of Fabricius of water and wading birds. They have a three-host life cycle; the role of first intermediate host is played by pulmonate snails, while a wide range of water snails (both pulmonate and pros...
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In the European Union, aquarium pets are organisms intended for closed places (e.g., pet shops, garden ponds, home aquariums). Until April 2021, regulations did not require veterinary inspection of these animals within the EU, although there is a potential risk of such organisms being released into the environment along with their symbiotes or para...
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Insectivorous birds are particularly vulnerable to nematodes with heteroxenous life cycles. Although there are many studies on bird filarioids, they mainly focus on economically important or pet bird species, and as a result, the species diversity of these parasites is insufficiently studied. Research on the genus Diplotriaena and their hosts is ne...
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Research on alien and invasive species focuses on the direct effects of invasion on native ecosystems, and the possible positive effects of their presence are most often overlooked. Our aim was to check the suitability of selected alien species (the snail Physa acuta, the bivalve Dreissena pol-ymorpha, and the gammarid Dikerogammarus villosus) as d...
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Physa acuta Draparnaud, 1805 is one of the most common freshwater gastropod species, with worldwide distribution. It is an effective periphyton grazer and a potential keystone species in shallow-water systems, where it can boost macrophyte well-being and thus help maintain high water clarity even in nutrient-rich habitats. P. acuta also has been ex...
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Swimmer's itch is an emerging disease caused by bird schistosomes affecting people all over the world. Lymnaeidae − main host snails in Europe − are the source of harmful cercariae of these zoonotic parasites. The aim of this work was to determine whether Polish lakes, inhabited by Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843), result in a lower potential...
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Bird schistosomes are commonly established as the causative agent of swimmer's itch − a hyper-sensitive skin reaction to the penetration of their infective larvae. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of the genus Bilharziella in comparison to other bird schistosome species from Lake Drawsko − one of the largest recreation...
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The New Zealand mud snail ( Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843)) is on the list of one hundred worst invasive species. Researchers point out that genetic variation between populations of P. antipodarum manifested in differences in life-history traits. The main objective of our investigation was to gain pioneer knowledge about mitochondrial haplot...
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No effective method has yet been developed to prevent the threat posed by the emerging disease—cercarial dermatitis (swimmer’s itch), caused by infective cercariae of bird schistosomes (Digenea: Schistosomatidae). In our previous studies, the New Zealand mud snail— Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1853; Gastropoda, Tateidae)—was used as a barrier be...
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Parasite diagnostics were carried out on 11 Polish populations of Cepaea spp. In three of them, coming from the roadside ditches of a village (Rytel, northern Poland), very high (up to 60%) prevalence of Brachylaima mesostoma was observed. This study provides the first molecular evidence of the presence of B. mesostoma inside Cepaea spp. in Europe....
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Abstract 1. Thermal disturbance of aquatic ecosystems directly and/or indirectly affects interspecific interactions, including parasitism. Both hosts and parasites respond differently to environmental changes, thus, predicting how host–parasite systems behave under the influence of disturbance remains a challenge. The aim of the study was to check...
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Unionid mussel species belong to one of the most threatened invertebrate groups on Earth. Biological invasions, especially those by filtering species, are parti cularly harmful to nati ve Unionidae species. In Poland, a significantly disturbing situati on of native Unionidae is observed in thermally polluted aquatic ecosystems. Such water bodies ha...
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Trichobilharzia spp. have been identified as a causative agent of swimmers’ itch, a skin disease provoked by contact with these digenean trematodes in water. These parasites have developed a number of strategies to invade vertebrates. Since we have little understanding of the behavior of these parasites inside the human body, the monitoring of thei...
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Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) is an alien bivalve species that has successfully spread in lotic and lentic water habitats of Poland. The aim of the study was an assessment of differences in the level of colonisation of zebra mussel individuals residing on the shell surface of Unionidae gathered from the shore zone of water bodies both between...
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Ambient temperature strongly affects host parasite interactions, especially when both are ectothermic. Bird schistosomes, which cercariae are known as agents of swimmer's itch and their snail hosts can be a good example of this phenomenon. The snails of these parasites play the key role, as the source of harmful larvae. Cercarial dermatitis is note...
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Swimmer’s itch is a re-emerging human disease caused by bird schistosome cercariae, which can infect bathing or working people in water bodies. Even if cercariae fail after penetrating the human skin, they can cause dangerous symptoms in atypical mammal hosts. One of the natural methods to reduce the presence of cercariae in the environment could l...
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Survival of Radix balthica infected with Trichobilharzia regenti miracidia in the presence of Potamopyrgus antipodarum
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Survival of infected and non–infected Radix balthica
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The database for effectiveness of parasite invasion to R. balthica at the presence of Potamopyrgus antipodarum (results of Fisher Exact Test)
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Effectiveness of parasite invasion to Radix balthica in the presence of Potamopyrgus antipodarum
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Supplementary Material 1 Anna Marszewska,Tomasz StrzałaAnna Cichy, Grażyna B. Dabrowska,Elzbieta Zbikowska
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The prosobranch gastropod Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray,1843) is poorly understood as a parasite host outside its native New Zealand, including in Europe. Our aim was to ascertain whether non-native P. antipodarum could acquire aspidogastrids or digeneans in habitats where these parasites are found in native hosts. We examined 2400 P. antipodarum...
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Research on behavioural fever in Planorbarius corneus was undertaken using a longitudinal thermal gradient. Before the experiment, snails were acclimated at 19 °C. Following injections of lipopolysaccharide (LPS, a pyrogenic agent), ketoprofen (an antipyretic) or saline solution (control), thermal behaviour of the animals was automatically recorded...
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After numerous reports the local press about the "stinging water" in created on the Dzierżęcinka River-Water Valley reservoir and recognizing in bathers the symptoms of swimmers' itch, environmental study on the presence of bird schistosome larvae in snail hosts was conducted. Snails belonging to Lymnaeidae and Planorbidae were collected at two sit...
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Biological invasions are commonly observed in both the natural habitats and those which are altered by human activities. An understanding of the mechanisms involved in the successful introduction, establishment and invasion of exotic taxa is essential in predicting of changes in biodiversity and community structure. Symbiont-mediated interactions b...
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The aim of this work was to determine the diversity and the prevalence of trematodes from subclasses Digenea and Aspidogastrea in native unionid clams (Unionidae) and in dreissenid mussels (Dreissenidae) residing on the surface of their shells. 914 individuals of unionids and 4,029 individuals of Dreissena polymorpha were collected in 2014 from 11...

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I found it during the autopsy of Cepaea nemoralis.
Thank you for all your help!
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I know that the quality of the attachments is poor...
I found it during the autopsy of a snail - Anentome helena (von dem Busch, 1847) from Thailand.
I heard that this snail species produce "nuptial gifts"... Can we see sperm in the photo? Or maybe there are some protozoa?
Thank you for all your help!

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Description from https://confremus.eu/ : "Freshwater bivalves are a large, diverse and important group, since they can dominate the biomass of many ecosystems. Furthermore, they are among the world’s most imperiled taxonomic groups. Freshwater bivalves provide crucial ecosystem functions and services such as water purification and nutrient cycling, thus can be used as nature-based tools for improving ecosystem functions and services as well as representing important indicators of ecosystem health. Through the international cooperation of scientists from multiple disciplines, this Action will aim to fully understand the biodiversity crisis being faced by Europe’s freshwater mussels and develop evidence-based solutions to halt the loss of their biodiversity and ecosystem services." https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA18239/#tabs|Name:overview
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The project includes epidemiological and experimental research on the interaction between lymnaeid snails and trematodes of the genus Trichobilharzia spp, which are the etiological factor of "swimmer's itch"
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The aim of the project is to collect data on the morphology, genetics as well as the distribution and prevalence of digenean treamtodes in snails and mussels inhabiting inland waters.