Virginia León-Règagnon

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Molecular evidence is interpreted in the light of morphology to examine the validity of several species of Haematoloechus described as Mexican endemics. Internal transcribed spacers 1 and 2 and 28S ribosomal genes were sequenced for 11 isolates. Phylogenetic analysis of separate partitions and combined databases was conducted. Results were analyzed, in the(More)
In order to clarify the specific identity of the etiological agent of human gnathostomosis in Nayarit State, Mexico, morphological and molecular studies were conducted on advanced third stage larvae obtained from human and fish tissue. Cathorops fuerthii from Agua Brava lagoons complex, was the only fish species found to be infected among four species(More)
Tegorhynchus pectinarius Van Cleave, 1940, is redescribed on the basis of male and female specimens in Microlepidotus brevipinnis from the marine waters of Costa Rica and México. The elongate proboscis with a heavy cuticular coating, cuticular body spines, 8 cement glands, and the heavy, strongly recurved hooks in the shape of an inverted apostrophe with(More)
Phylogenetic relationships among specimens from 25 different locations for the six Mexican coastal leopard frog species of the Rana berlandieri species group were investigated using 797 bp of the mitochondrial 12S rDNA gene. Relationships among the haplotypes obtained were recovered using maximum parsimony and Bayesian analyses. Most of the clades recovered(More)
Advanced third-stage larvae of Gnathostoma sp. corresponding to 6 morphotypes, distinguished on the basis of the shape of the cephalic hooklets, were collected from the muscle tissue of 5 species of freshwater fish (i.e., Dormitator latifrons, Eleotris picta, Gobiomorus maculatus, Ariopsis guatemalensis, and Cichlasoma trimaculatum) in Tres Palos Lagoon,(More)
Host-parasite associations are assumed to be ecologically specialized, tightly coevolved systems driven by mutual modification in which host switching is a rare phenomenon. Ecological fitting, however, increases the probability of host switching, creating incongruences between host and parasite phylogenies, when (1) specialization on a particular host(More)
Gnathostoma lamothei n. sp., inhabiting the stomach of Procyon lotor hernandezii Wagler, 1831, in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz State, and Rio Sapo, Oaxaca, Mexico, is described. This new species differs from all other congeners by having the posterior half of the body surface covered by rows of tiny round bosses instead of spines, or lacking ornamentations.(More)
429 Vol. 6, No. 4, July–August 2000 Emerging Infectious Diseases sporadic serogroup C ET-24 strain. The 16S rRNA gene sequences of 66 N. meningitidis isolates representing serogroups A, B, C, W135, Z, and Y were diverse, with nine different sequences among the NMW135 isolates. Finally, all four recent NMW135 isolates had identical NheI pulsed-field gel(More)
Although nematodes are one of the most diverse metazoan phyla, species identification through morphology is difficult. Several genetic markers have been used for their identification, but most do not provide species-level resolution in all groups, and those that do lack primer sets effective across the phylum, precluding high-throughput processing. This(More)
Advanced third-stage larvae (ADV L(3)) of Gnathostoma spp. were collected from the muscle tissue of three species of freshwater fish (i.e., Gobiomorus dormitor, Petenia splendida, and Parachromis managuensis) in Swamps of Centla, Tabasco, Mexico. Nine sequences of the ITS2 of the ribosomal DNA of Gnathostoma spp. were compared with sequences obtained from(More)