Identification of helminth and protozoa parasites on external surface of cockroaches collected from residential areas in Senawang, Negeri Sembilan / Nur Syamimi Zamzuri

Zamzuri, Nur Syamimi (2019) Identification of helminth and protozoa parasites on external surface of cockroaches collected from residential areas in Senawang, Negeri Sembilan / Nur Syamimi Zamzuri. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Cockroaches are common pests which live in close contact with humans. It is believed that cockroaches are parasitic vectors of helminth and protozoa parasites that can infest humans or animals. However, the record ofp arasites on cockroaches available is very limited. This study aimed to identify helminth and protozoa parasites on external surface of cockroaches collected from residential areas in Senawang, Negeri Sembilan. A total of 41 cockroaches were collected from three households randomly selected in Senawang, Negeri Sembilan. Cockroaches were caught in kitchens and toilets using modified plastic bottles. An overall percentage of parasites presence on cockroach samples of39.02 % was recorded. Cockroaches caught in kitchens carried more parasites (50.00 %) compared to those from toilets (26.32 %) in which the percentage represents helminth parasites since there was no protozoa parasites found on external surface ofc ockroach in this study. Four genera of parasites were identified on cockroaches. The identification of cockroaches showed that the most genera of parasites found on cockroaches were Strongyloides (19.51 %), followed by Ascaris (14.63 %), Schistosoma (2.44 %) and Dipylidium (2.44 %). The diversity and richness of parasites were higher on cockroaches . collected in kitchens (1 .121 and 1.251 respectively) than those collected in toilets (0.673 and 0.621 respectively). Meanwhile, the evenness of parasites was higher on cockroaches collected in toilets (0.9801) than those collected in kitchens (0.7669). These findings confirmed the ability of cockroaches as parasitic vectors. Hence, increasing the sanitation level of the area can help in preventing cockroach infestation. This research can be continued to the next step by using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and agar plate culture method.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Zamzuri, Nur Syamimi
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Zakaria, Sarah Shazwani
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Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General) > Study and teaching > Laboratories. General works
Q Science > QH Natural history - Biology > Microscopy > Microorganisms
Q Science > QR Microbiology > Bacteria
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembilan > Kuala Pilah Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Biology
Item ID: 43604
Uncontrolled Keywords: Identification, helminth, protozoa parasites, external surface, cockroaches collected, residential areas, Senawang, Negeri Sembilan
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43604

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