Molecular identification of developmental stages in Opecoelidae (Digenea).

@article{Jousson1999MolecularIO,
  title={Molecular identification of developmental stages in Opecoelidae (Digenea).},
  author={Olivier Jousson and Pierre Bartoli and Jan Pawlowski},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={1853-8}
}
Nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences represent a useful tool for distinction of poorly differentiated developmental stages, such as trematode cercariae or metacercariae. Here, the complete internal transcribed spacer region of the ribosomal DNA (ITS 1 + 5.8S + ITS 2) was sequenced for 29 specimens of the digenean family Opecoelidae, including 16 adult specimens and 13 undescribed larval stages (nine cercariae and four metacercariae) occurring in various marine host organisms. Six cercariae and three… CONTINUE READING
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