Molecular phylogeny of tubificid oligochaetes with special emphasis on Tubifex tubifex (Tubificidae).

@article{Beauchamp2001MolecularPO,
  title={Molecular phylogeny of tubificid oligochaetes with special emphasis on Tubifex tubifex (Tubificidae).},
  author={Katherine A Beauchamp and R Deedee Kathman and Terry S. McDowell and Ronald P. Hedrick},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={216-24}
}
Tubifex tubifex is a cosmopolitan freshwater oligochaete whose presence has been studied as a health indicator of the aquatic environment and as a host for several myxozoan parasites of fish. Unfortunately, current morphological criteria used to distinguish Tubifex spp. (Tubificidae) are inadequate. We therefore developed mitochondrial 16S ribosomal DNA markers to examine phylogenetic relationships among aquatic oligochaetes and to distinguish species of Tubifex that might serve as hosts for a… CONTINUE READING

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