A molecular phylogeny of nuclear and mitochondrial sequences in Hymenolepis nana (Cestoda) supports the existence of a cryptic species.

@article{Macnish2002AMP,
  title={A molecular phylogeny of nuclear and mitochondrial sequences in Hymenolepis nana (Cestoda) supports the existence of a cryptic species.},
  author={Marion G. Macnish and Una M Morgan-Ryan and Paul T. Monis and Jerzy M Behnke and R. C. Andrew Thompson},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2002},
  volume={125 Pt 6},
  pages={567-75}
}
Since isolates of Hymenolepis nana infecting humans and rodents are morphologically indistinguishable, the only way they can be reliably identified is by comparing the parasite in each host using molecular tools. In the current study, isolates of H. nana from rodent and human hosts from a broad geographical range were sequenced at the ribosomal first internal transcribed spacer (ITS1), the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (C01) gene and the nuclear paramyosin gene loci. Twenty-three… CONTINUE READING

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