Affinities between Asian non-human Schistosoma species, the S. indicum group, and the African human schistosomes

  title={Affinities between Asian non-human Schistosoma species, the S. indicum group, and the African human schistosomes},
  author={Takeshi Agatsuma and Moritoshi Iwagami and C. X. Liu and R P V J Rajapakse and Mohammed M. H. Mondal and Viroj Kitikoon and Stephen Periathamby Ambu and Yukio Agatsuma and David Blair and T Higuchi},
  journal={Journal of Helminthology},
  pages={7 - 19}
Abstract Schistosoma species have traditionally been arranged in groups based on egg morphology, geographical origins, and the genus or family of snail intermediate host. One of these groups is the ‘S. indicum group’ comprising species from Asia that use pulmonate snails as intermediate hosts. DNA sequences were obtained from the four members of this group (S. indicum, S. spindale, S. nasale and S. incognitum) to provide information concerning their phylogenetic relationships with other Asian… 
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