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Alloglossidium floridense n. sp. (Digenea: Macroderoididae) from a Spring Run in North Central Florida
A comparison of nuclear rDNA sequences showed that A. floridense n.
Testing local-scale panmixia provides insights into the cryptic ecology, evolution, and epidemiology of metazoan animal parasites
The evolutionary significance of non-panmixia on local scales and the genetic patterns that have been used to identify the different factors that may cause or explain deviations from pan Mixia on a local scale are highlighted.
Resolving evolutionary changes in parasite life cycle complexity: Molecular phylogeny of the trematode genus Alloglossidium indicates more than one origin of precociousness.
A molecular phylogeny of the trematode genus Alloglossidium is presented, which contains several species that display precocious (a.k.a., progenetic) life cycles (i.e., maturation in what is typically regarded as an intermediate host) and contrasts with previous morphological and life-history based phylogenetic hypotheses.
Evolutionary consequence of a change in life cycle complexity: A link between precocious development and evolution toward female‐biased sex allocation in a hermaphroditic parasite
Test the hypothesis that sex allocation evolved toward a more female‐biased function in populations of the hermaphroditic digenean trematode Alloglossidium progeneticum that can precociously reproduce in their second hosts found strong support that in populations with precocious development, allocation to male resources was greatly reduced.
New Host Records for Alloglossidium progeneticum (Digenea: Alloglossiidae) in Crayfishes (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from Arkansas and Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Fifteen individuals were found to harbor Alloglossidium progeneticum, which is reported for the first time from the following second intermediate hosts: 2 of 7 (29%) Orconectes longidigitus (longpincered crayfish), 3 of 53 (6%) Or Conectes ozarkae (Ozark cray Fish), and 3 of 15 (20%) OrConectes punctimanus (spothanded cray fish).