Limited range of genetic variation in Echinococcus multilocularis.

  title={Limited range of genetic variation in Echinococcus multilocularis.},
  author={Heinz Rinder and Robert L. Rausch and Katsuyuki Takahashi and H. Kopp and Angelika Thomschke and Thomas L{\"o}scher},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  volume={83 6},
DNA sequencing of 1.3 kb of rDNA containing both internal transcribed spacers (ITS1, ITS2) and adjoining rRNA coding regions in each of 11 Echinococcus multilocularis isolates from Germany, Japan, and Alaska resulted in identical nucleotide sequences except for a single polymorphic locus 54 bp upstream of the 3' end of the 18S coding region, separating Eurasian isolates from an Alaskan isolate. The same base substitution was found in each of 2 additional isolates from Alaska. The distribution… CONTINUE READING