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New perspectives in diet analysis based on DNA barcoding and parallel pyrosequencing: the trnL approach
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This work demonstrated that this new method for species identification using universal primers that amplify a very short but informative DNA fragment can be applied for diet analyses of a wide range of phytophagous species at large scales and is efficient for mammals, birds, insects and molluscs.
GENETIC RELATIONSHIPS AMONG ANISAKIS SPECIES (NEMATODA: ANISAKIDAE) INFERRED FROM MITOCHONDRIAL COX2 SEQUENCES, AND COMPARISON WITH ALLOZYME DATA
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Phylogenetic analyses based upon Parsimony and Bayesian Inference, as well as phenetic analysis based upon Neighbor-Joining p-distance values, generated similar tree topologies, each well supported at major nodes.
Genetic and ecological data on the Anisakis simplex complex, with evidence for a new species (Nematoda, Ascaridoidea, Anisakidae).
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A new distinct gene pool was detected, showing different alleles with respect to A. simplex sensu stricto and Anisakis pegreffii, widely extending the geographic ranges and the number of hosts of these 2 species.
Molecular systematics, phylogeny and ecology of anisakid nematodes of the genus Anisakis Dujardin, 1845: an update.
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Preliminary data for reconstruction of a possible co-evolutionary scenario between cetacean hosts and their Anisakis endoparasites suggests that cospeciation and host-switching events may have accompanied the evolution of this group of parasites.
Allozyme diversity of European freshwater crayfish of the genus Austropotamobius
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The genetic erosion observed in Austropotamobius populations stresses the need to restore their genetic variability, e.g. by controlled restocking, for successful programs of recovery and management of these endangered crayfish.
Genetic and Morphological Approaches Distinguish the Three Sibling Species of the Anisakis simplex Species Complex, with a Species Designation as Anisakis berlandi n. sp. for A. simplex sp. C
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The morphological and morphometric analyses revealed the presence of morphological features that differed among the 3 biological species, and the tree topologies support the finding that A. simplex (s.s.), A. pegreffii, and A. berlandi n.
Anisakiasis and Gastroallergic Reactions Associated with Anisakis pegreffii Infection, Italy
Human cases of gastric anisakiasis caused by the zoonotic parasite Anisakis pegreffii are increasing in Italy. The disease is caused by ingestion of larval nematodes in lightly cooked or raw seafood.
Genetic identification of Anisakis larvae in European hake from Atlantic and Mediterranean waters for stock recognition
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There were significant differences in the relative proportions of the various Anisakis species identified in hake samples from the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, suggesting the existence of different stocks of M. merluccius in European waters.
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