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Title: Molecular phylogenetic position of Schistosoma sinensium in the genus Schistosoma
Authors: T. Agatsuma
M. Iwagami
C. X. Liu
Y. Saitoh
M. Kawanaka
S. Upatham
D. Qui
T. Higuchi
Department of Environmental Health Science
Kochi Medical School
Azabu University
National Institute of Infectious Diseases
Mahidol University
Sichuan Inst. of Parasitic Diseases
University of Fukui Faculty of Medical Sciences
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Immunology and Microbiology
Issue Date: 12-Sep-2001
Citation: Journal of Helminthology. Vol.75, No.3 (2001), 215-221
Abstract: The status of Schistosoma sinensium (samples from Thailand and from Sichuan, China) relative to other species of the genus Schistosoma was investigated using DNA sequences from the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene (partial) and the nuclear ribosomal DNA second internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2). Trees inferred from these sequences place S. sinensium as sister to the S. japonicum group and suggest a basal position in the clade utilizing snails of the family Pomatiopsidae. The sequence differences between specimens of S. sinensium from China and Thailand are at least as great as between S. malayensis and S. mekongi. Schistosoma sinensium is probably best regarded as a species complex.
ISSN: 0022149X
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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