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Molecular characterization of pouched amphistome parasites (Trematoda: Gastrothylacidae) using ribosomal ITS2 sequence and secondary structures
The study provides the molecular characterization based on primary sequence data of the rDNA ITS2 region of the gastrothylacid amphistome flukes and demonstrates the phylogenetic utility of the ITS2 sequence–secondary structure data for inferences at higher taxonomic levels. Expand
Utility of divergent domains of 28S ribosomal RNA in species discrimination of paramphistomes (Trematoda: Digenea: Paramphistomoidea)
28S (D1–D3) rRNA provided a significant resolution of the taxa corroborating with the taxonomy of these flukes and thus proved to be more robust as a phylogenetic marker for lower levels than 18S rRNA. Expand
An integrated pipeline for next generation sequencing and annotation of the complete mitochondrial genome of the giant intestinal fluke, Fasciolopsis buski (Lankester, 1857) Looss, 1899
A high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatics pipeline for mt genomics for F. buski is described that emphasizes the utility of short read NGS platforms such as Ion Torrent and Illumina in successfully sequencing and assembling the mt genome using innovative approaches for PCR primer design as well as assembly. Expand
Hydatid cyst disease (Echinococcus granulosus): experience at Asir Central Hospital.
In a six-year period, 43 cases of hydatid cyst disease caused by echinococcus granulosus seen in Asir Central Hospital were studied, the pattern was not significantly different from other workers' experiences. Expand
Trematode Fluke Procerovum varium as Cause of Ocular Inflammation in Children, South India
Larvae of this fluke are novel causes of granulomatous eye disease in children and need further study to establish causative mechanisms. Expand
Neglected Tropical Diseases: Trematodiases—The Indian Scenario
The spectrum of FBTs reportedly occurring in the country and having a zoonotic potential is discussed in brief and the tropical climate along with the traditional food practices of various native societies provide a congenial transmission environment for many of these trematodes. Expand
Multilocus sequence evaluation for differentiating species of the trematode Family Gastrothylacidae, with a note on the utility of mitochondrial COI motifs in species identification.
In sequence and phylogenetic analyses the COI gene turned out to be the most useful marker in identifying the gastrothylacid species, with the exception of Gastrothylax crumenifer, which showed a high degree of intraspecific variations among its isolates. Expand
Secondary structure analysis of ITS2 in the rDNA of three Indian paramphistomid species found in local livestock
Monophyly is well supported for a clade consisting of the Japanese and Indian paramphistomes with significant bootstrap values and the presence of conservative motifs GACGAGGGUG and GCGGUAGAGUC in helix III. Expand
Artyfechinostomum sufrartyfex Trematode Infections in Children, Bihar, India
Eating raw or insufficiently cooked mollusks is a known risk factor for human echinostomiasis. We confirmed identification of Artyfechinostomum sufrartyfex trematodes as the causative agent ofExpand
Do sub-groups of butterflies display different elevational distribution patterns in the Eastern Himalaya, India?
Understanding the pattern of biodiversity along environmental gradients helps in identifying diversity hotspot areas that can be prioritized for conservation. While the elevational distribution ofExpand