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Genomes of opisthorchid species are characterized by small size, suggesting a reduced amount of repetitive DNA in their genomes. Distribution of repetitive DNA sequences in the chromosomes of five species of the family Opisthorchiidae (Opisthorchis felineus 2n = 14 (Rivolta, 1884), Opisthorchis viverrini 2n = 12 (Poirier, 1886), Metorchis xanthosomus 2n =(More)
The complete mitochondrial genomes of the parasitic trematodes Opisthorchis felineus and Clonorchis sinensis (family Opisthorchiidae) were fully sequenced in order to develop markers for DNA diagnostics of the liver flukes infection, molecular ecology, population and phylogenetic studies. The complete sequences of mitochondrial genomes of these species(More)
Opisthorchis felineus, O. viverrini, and Clonorchis sinensis, the trematodes of the family Opisthorchiidae, are important human parasites. Two previous studies (Kang et al. Parasitol Int 57:191-197, 2008; Katokhin et al. Dokl Biochem Biophys 421:214-217, 2008) have provided evidence using ribosomal and mitochondrial sequences that O. viverrini, O. felineus,(More)
In the present study karyotypes and chromosomes of five species of the family Opisthorchiidae (Opisthorchis felineus (Rivolta, 1884), O. viverrini (Poirier, 1886), Metorchis xanthosomus (Creplin, 1846), M. bilis (Braun, 1893), and Clonorchis sinensis (Cobbold, 1875)) were compared. Karyotypes of O. felineus, M. xanthosomus, M. bilis and C. sinensis consist(More)
A new method for recognizing eukaryotic gene promoters was based on their partition and on analysis of correlations of dinucleotide frequencies for each individual fragment. The method was used to recognize the TATA-containing and TATA-less promoters of Drosophila melanogaster genes. Dinucleotide context was correlated with conformational and(More)
Infection with the human liver fluke Opisthorchis felineus is a serious public health problem in Russia and other Eastern Europe countries. The aim of this work was to identify and sequence cytochrome P450 mRNA from O. felineus and to analyze its expression at different developmental stages. We found only one cytochrome P450 in O. felineus. It contains a(More)
A study was made of three insertional mutations (Trl13C, Trls2325, and TrlEP(3)3184) located in the second intron of the Trithorax-like (Trl) gene for the GAGA transcription factor (GAF). Their cytological effects were analyzed in oogenesis, early embryonic development, and in larval development (96-108 h) in cells of nervous ganglia and imaginal disks.(More)
Morphological and molecular study of B-chromosomes of three Chironomus species (siblings Ch. borokensis and Ch. phumosus from plumosus group, and Ch. heterodentatus from obtusidens group) was carried out. Morphological similarity of B-chromosome banding pattern and telomer-centromeric region banding pattern of chromosome IV in Ch. borokensis was shown.(More)
Gene Acph-1 coding for acid phosphatase was localized on Drosophila virilis chromosome 2 in the region 20A-20E and in D. texana and D. imeretensis homologous regions of the chromosomes 2. Gene Lap-1 coding for leucine aminopeptidase was linked to Acph-1 gene and localized in the 20E-20G region for these Drosophila species. The cytogenetical localization of(More)
The analysis of telomere repeat distribution in chromosomes of five opisthorchid species (Opisthorchis felineus (Rivolta, 1884), Opisthorchis viverrini (Poirier, 1886), Metorchis xanthosomus (Creplin, 1846), Metorchis bilis (Braun, 1890), Clonorchis sinensis (Cobbold, 1875)) was performed with fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) of labeled (TTAGGG)n(More)