Revisiting the question of limited genetic variation within Schistosoma japonicum.

@article{Le2002RevisitingTQ,
  title={Revisiting the question of limited genetic variation within Schistosoma japonicum.},
  author={Thanh Hoa Le and David Blair and Donald McManus},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={2002},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={155-64}
}
Recent electrophoretic data have indicated that Schistosoma japonicum in mainland China may be a species complex, with the existence of a cryptic species being predicted from the analysis of schistosome populations from Sichuan province. To investigate the Sichuan form of S. japonicum, 4.9 kbp of mitochondrial DNA from each of three samples of the parasite from China (two from Sichuan and one from Hunan) and one from Sorsogon in the Philippines were amplified, sequenced and characterized. The… CONTINUE READING