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Phylogeny and classification of the Digenea (Platyhelminthes: Trematoda).
Although a majority of families and to a lesser degree, superfamilies are supported as currently defined, the traditional divisions of the Echinostomida, Plagiorchiida and Strigeida were found to comprise non-natural assemblages. Expand
The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity
The first register of the marine species of the world is compiled and it is estimated that between one-third and two-thirds of marine species may be undescribed, and previous estimates of there being well over one million marine species appear highly unlikely. Expand
The use and implications of ribosomal DNA sequencing for the discrimination of digenean species.
It is argued that consistent genetic differences that are associated with consistent morphological or biological traits should be considered the marker for separate species and proposed a generalised approach to the use of rDNA to distinguish trematode species. Expand
Comparison of the second internal transcribed spacer (ribosomal DNA) from populations and species of Fasciolidae (Digenea).
The nucleotide sequence of the 3' end of the second internal transcribed spacer region (ITS2) was determined for four isolates of Fasciola hepatica, two isolates of Fasciola gigantica, one isolate ofExpand
Lesions Caused by Cardiovascular Flukes (Digenea: Spirorchidae) in Stranded Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas)
Characteristic necropsy lesions included miliary spirorchid egg granulomas, which were observed most readily on serosal surfaces, particularly of the small intestine, and cardiovascular lesions included mural endocarditis, arteritis, and thrombosis, frequently accompanied by aneurysm formation. Expand
Life cycle evolution in the digenea: a new perspective from phylogeny.
It is concluded that, plesiomorphically, digenean miracidia hatched from eggs and penetrated gastropod first intermediate hosts externally and developed Fork-tailed cercariae were produced in rediae and emerged from the snail to be eaten directly by the teleost definitive host. Expand
The phylogeny of the Lepocreadioidea (Platyhelminthes, Digenea) inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial genes: Implications for their systematics and evolution
The phylogenetic relationships of representative species of the superfamily Lepocreadioidea were assessed, and it could not be demonstrated that a significant proportion of sites in the nad1 gene evolved under positive selection; this anomalous relationship therefore remains unexplained. Expand
A New PCR-Based Approach Indicates the Range of Clonorchis sinensis Now Extends to Central Thailand
An immediate finding of this study is the identification and first report of a C. sinensis–endemic community in central Thailand, extending the known range of this liver fluke in Southeast Asia. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships of the Gorgoderidae (Platyhelminthes: Trematoda), including the proposal of a new subfamily (Degeneriinae n. subfam.)
Phylogenetic analyses of a range of gorgoderid trematodes based on ITS2 and partial 28S rDNA data lead us to propose the Degeneriinae n. subfam. for the genus Degeneria in recognition of itsExpand