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Phylogenetic systematics of the genus Echinococcus (Cestoda: Taeniidae).
The orthodox taxonomy of Echinococcus established from morphological criteria has been revised from the standpoint of phylogenetic systematics and nine valid species including newly resurrected taxa are recognised as a result of the revision. Expand
Geographic pattern of genetic variation in the fox tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis.
The nuclear DNA sequence for the immunodominant B cell epitope region of ezrin/radixin/moesin-like protein (elp) was extremely conservative, indicating that the elp antigen is available for immunodiagnosis in any endemic areas. Expand
Echinococcus shiquicus n. sp., a taeniid cestode from Tibetan fox and plateau pika in China.
  • N. Xiao, J. Qiu, +6 authors A. Ito
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal for parasitology
  • 1 May 2005
The taeniid cestode Echinococcus shiquicus n. sp. was found from the Tibetan fox Vulpes ferrilata and the plateau pika Ochotona curzoniae in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau region of China. In the adultExpand
Genetic polymorphisms of Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto in the Middle East.
Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto is a cosmopolitan parasite causing cystic echinococcosis in humans and livestock. Recent molecular phylogeographic studies suggested the rapid dispersal of theExpand
Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite loci from the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis.
  • M. Nakao, Y. Sako, A. Ito
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of…
  • 1 September 2003
The result suggests that both selfing and outcrossing occur in the adult stage of E. multilocularis. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of the genus Taenia (Cestoda: Taeniidae): proposals for the resurrection of Hydatigera Lamarck, 1816 and the creation of a new genus Versteria.
Taenia taeniaeformis has been historically regarded as a single species but the present data clearly demonstrate that it consists of two cryptic species. Expand
A molecular phylogeny of the genus Echinococcus inferred from complete mitochondrial genomes
Host-parasite co-evolution comparisons suggest that the ancestral homeland of Echinococcus was North America or Asia, depending on whether the ancestral definitive hosts were canids or felids. Expand
Genetic polymorphisms of Echinococcus tapeworms in China as determined by mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences.
The results suggest the following hypotheses: (i) recent founder effects arose in E. granulosus and E. multilocularis after introducing particular individuals into the endemic areas by anthropogenic movement or natural migration of host mammals, and (ii) the ancestor of E. shiquicus was segregated into the Tibetan Plateau by colonising alpine mammals and its mitochondrial locus has evolved without bottleneck effects. Expand
Genetic characterization and phylogenetic position of Echinococcus felidis (Cestoda: Taeniidae) from the African lion.
Taeniid eggs from lion feces in Uganda and amplified DNA from individual eggs indicated the presence of a distinct species of E. granulosus felidis, which had been identified morphologically approximately 40 years ago in South Africa. Expand
DNA Differential Diagnosis of Taeniasis and Cysticercosis by Multiplex PCR
The application of the multiplex PCR would be useful not only for surveillance of taeniasis and cysticercosis control but also for the molecular epidemiological survey of these cestode infections. Expand