Interspecific variation within the 'hypervariable' region of the 18S ribosomal RNA gene among species of Schistosoma Weinland, 1858 (Digenea)

@article{Kaukas2004InterspecificVW,
  title={Interspecific variation within the 'hypervariable' region of the 18S ribosomal RNA gene among species of Schistosoma Weinland, 1858 (Digenea)},
  author={Anne Kaukas and David Rollinson},
  journal={Systematic Parasitology},
  year={2004},
  volume={36},
  pages={157-160}
}
The 'hypervariable' region of the 18S ribosomal DNA gene, comprising 344 base pairs, was sequenced for five species of the genus Schistosoma (S. intercalatum, S. margrebowiei, S. mattheei, S. malayensis and S. rodhaini), representing three of the schistosome species groups. Heterobilharzia americana was also included as an outgroup. The sequences were compared with previously published sequences (S. haematobium, S. japonicum, S. mansoni and S. spindale). The analysis confirmed that the Asian… CONTINUE READING