First Report of a Natural Hybrid Between Schistosoma mansoni and S. rodhaini

  title={First Report of a Natural Hybrid Between Schistosoma mansoni and S. rodhaini},
  author={Jess A T Morgan and Randall J. DeJong and Nicholas J. S. Lwambo and Ben N. Mungai and Gerald M. Mkoji and Eric S. Loker},
  booktitle={The Journal of parasitology},
Experimental crosses between Schistosoma mansoni and S. rodhaini have shown that hybrid offspring are viable, yet, until now, no naturally occurring hybrid has been identified. A collection of freshwater snails from Nyamlebi-Ngoma, Ukerewe Island, Lake Victoria, Tanzania, yielded a mixed infection within a single Biomphalaria sudanica of S. mansoni females and S. mansoni–S. rodhaini hybrid males. The hybrids were identified using deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequences. Mitochondrial DNA 16S and… 
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