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Molecular prospecting for European Diplostomum (Digenea: Diplostomidae) reveals cryptic diversity.
Two of the species and 10 of the lineages (arguably species) delineated in the datasets studied originate from central and northern Europe thus indicating a substantial unrecognized genetic diversity inferred from molecular evidence on Diplostomum spp. Expand
A first insight into the barcodes for African diplostomids (Digenea: Diplostomidae): brain parasites in Clarias gariepinus (Siluriformes: Clariidae).
This study provides molecular-based evidence for the existence of three distinct brain-infecting species co-occurring in natural populations of C. gariepinus, and is the first application of a DNA-based approach to diplostomid diversity in the African continent by generating a database linking sequences for the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) barcode region and ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 rRNA gene cluster. Expand
Interrelationships of the Haploporinae (Digenea: Haploporidae): a molecular test of the taxonomic framework based on morphology.
The wider sampling within the genera Dicrogaster and Saccocoelium confirmed the distinct status of the included species, thus rejecting previously suggested synonymies, and resolved Saccocelioides and, by extension the Chalcinotrematinae, as sister groups to the Haploporinae. Expand
Fish pathogens near the Arctic Circle: molecular, morphological and ecological evidence for unexpected diversity of Diplostomum (Digenea: Diplostomidae) in Iceland.
Host-parasite systems at high latitudes are promising model systems for detecting and predicting the impact of accelerated environmental change. A major challenge is the lack of baselines for theExpand
Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the Echinostomatoidea Looss, 1899 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea).
A morphology-based evaluation of this new molecular framework resulted in a number of systematic and nomenclatural changes consistent with the phylogenetic estimates of the generic and suprageneric boundaries and a new phylogeny-based classification of the Echinostomatoidea. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships of Echinostoma Rudolphi, 1809 (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) and related genera re-assessed via DNA and morphological analyses
Although the ITS data provided insufficient resolution for an unequivocal solution to the relationships within the genus Echinostoma, it supported the identification of Echinoparyphium ellisi and the distinct species status of three isolates of E chinostoma revolutum as predicted from the ND1 data. Expand
Isthmiophora Lühe, 1909 and Euparyphium Dietz, 1909 (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) re-defined, with comments on their nominal species
The validity of Isthmiophora Lühe, 1909 in relation to Euparyphium Dietz, 1909 is discussed and confirmed, and diagnoses are given for both genera along with lists of their presently-accepted constituent species which are commented upon where necessary. Expand
A revision of Petasiger Dietz, 1909 (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) and a key to its species
Petasiger Dietz, 1909 is revised, and a key to and lists of the records and hosts of the 18 recognised species are presented, and seven species are redescribed on the basis of type and newly collected material. Expand
Morphological and molecular characterization of tetraphyllidean merocercoids (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) of striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) from the Western Mediterranean
Intra- and inter-sample variability in the morphology of the apical organ suggested that it degenerates during larval development, and suggests that each type of tetraphyllidean merocercoids may represent a single species, contrary to previous speculations based on morphological data. Expand