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The genomes of four tapeworm species reveal adaptations to parasitism
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An analysis of tapeworm genome sequences using the human-infective species Echinococcus multilocularis, E. granulosus, Taenia solium and the laboratory model Hymenolepis microstoma offers insights into the evolution of parasitism and identifies new potential drug targets.
Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Microphalloidea Ward, 1901 (Trematoda: Digenea)
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It is demonstrated that the Microphalloidea, as represented by the present data-set, consists of three main clades corresponding to the families Lecithodendriidae, Microphallidae and Pleurogenidae + Prosthogonimidae.
Interrelationships and evolution of the tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda).
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Interrelationships of the tapeworms were examined by use of small (SSU) and large (LSU) subunit ribosomal DNA sequences and morphological characters, finding the LSU data to be more informative than the SSU data and more consistent with inferences from morphology, although nodal support was generally weak for most basal nodes.
Utility of complete large and small subunit rRNA genes in resolving the phylogeny of the Neodermata (Platyhelminthes): implications and a review of the cercomer theory
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The Monogenea and Proseriata were resolved as monophyletic, rejecting previous suggestions of paraphyly based on SSU and partial LSU data sets and thus supporting widely accepted morphological synapomorphies and highlighting problems associated with the ‘cercomer theory’.
The phylogeny of the Schistosomatidae based on three genes with emphasis on the interrelationships of Schistosoma Weinland, 1858
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The principal findings are that Ornithobilharzia and AustrobilHarzia form a sister group to the Schistosoma; mammalian schistosomes appear paraphyletic and 2 TrichobilharZia species, T. ocellata and T. szidati, seem to be synonymous.
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