Molecular systematics of Mesocestoides sPP (cestoda: mesocestoididae) from domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) and coyotes (Canis latrans).

@article{Crosbie2000MolecularSO,
  title={Molecular systematics of Mesocestoides sPP (cestoda: mesocestoididae) from domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) and coyotes (Canis latrans).},
  author={Paul R. Crosbie and Steven A. Nadler and Edward G. Platzer and Cynthia Kerner and Jean Mariaux and Walter M. Boyce},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2000},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={350-7}
}
The genus Mesocestoides Vaillant, 1863 includes tapeworms of uncertain phylogenetic affinities and with poorly defined life histories. We previously documented 11 cases of peritoneal cestodiasis in dogs (Canis familiaris L.) in western North America caused by metacestodes of Mesocestoides spp. In the current study, DNA sequences were obtained from metacestodes collected from these dogs (n = 10), as well as proglottids from dogs (n = 3) and coyotes (Canis latrans Say, 1823 [n = 2]), and… CONTINUE READING