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Phylogeny and classification of the Digenea (Platyhelminthes: Trematoda).
Complete small subunit ribosomal RNA gene (ssrDNA) and partial (D1-D3) large subunit ribosomal RNA gene (lsrDNA) sequences were used to estimate the phylogeny of the Digenea via maximum parsimony andExpand
The genomes of four tapeworm species reveal adaptations to parasitism
Tapeworms (Cestoda) cause neglected diseases that can be fatal and are difficult to treat, owing to inefficient drugs. Here we present an analysis of tapeworm genome sequences using theExpand
Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Microphalloidea Ward, 1901 (Trematoda: Digenea)
Phylogenetic interrelationships of 32 species belonging to 18 genera and four families of the superfamily Microphalloidea were studied using partial sequences of nuclear lsrDNA analysed by BayesianExpand
Interrelationships and evolution of the tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda).
Interrelationships of the tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) were examined by use of small (SSU) and large (LSU) subunit ribosomal DNA sequences and morphological characters. Fifty new complete SSUExpand
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
We combined nearly complete sequences of large (LSU) and small (SSU) subunit rDNA from 32 flatworm species to estimate the phylogeny of the Platyhelminthes using maximum parsimony, maximum likelihoodExpand
The phylogeny of the Schistosomatidae based on three genes with emphasis on the interrelationships of Schistosoma Weinland, 1858
Schistosomes are digenean flukes, parasitic of birds, mammals and crocodiles. The family Schistosomatidae contains species of considerable medical and veterinary importance, which cause the diseaseExpand
Orders out of chaos--molecular phylogenetics reveals the complexity of shark and stingray tapeworm relationships.
Novel molecular data are presented to resolve the long-standing issue of the non-monophyly of the elasmobranch-hosted tapeworm order Tetraphyllidea relative to the other acetabulate eucestode orders.Expand
Insight into the role of cetaceans in the life cycle of the tetraphyllideans (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda).
Four types of tetraphyllidean larvae infect cetaceans worldwide: two plerocercoids differing in size, 'small' (SP) and 'large' (LP), and two merocercoids referred to as Phyllobothrium delphini andExpand
Life cycle evolution in the digenea: a new perspective from phylogeny.
We use a new molecular phylogeny, developed from small and large subunit ribosomal RNA genes, to explore evolution of the digenean life cycle. Our approach is to map character states on the phylogenyExpand
Interrelationships of the Haploporinae (Digenea: Haploporidae): a molecular test of the taxonomic framework based on morphology.
The taxonomic framework of the Haploporidae is evaluated and the relationships within the Haploporinae are assessed for the first time at the generic level using molecular data. Partial 28S andExpand