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Title: Genotypic relationships between taenia saginata, taenia asiatica and their hybrids
Authors: Kanako Yamane
Tetsuya Yanagida
Tiaoying Li
Xingwang Chen
Paron Dekumyoy
Jitra Waikagul
Agathe Nkouawa
Minoru Nakao
Yasuhito Sako
Akira Ito
Hiroshi Sato
Munehiro Okamoto
Yamaguchi University
Asahikawa Medical University
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mahidol University
Kyoto University
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2013
Citation: Parasitology. Vol.140, No.13 (2013), 1595-1601
Abstract: SUMMARY Partial sequences of the DNA polymerase delta (pold) gene from Taenia saginata-like adult worms were sequenced. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that pold gene sequences were clearly divided into two clades, differing from each other in five to seven nucleotides. There is little doubt that T. saginata and Taenia asiatica were once separated into two distinct taxa as has been concluded in previous studies. On the other hand, most of the adult worms, which were identified as T. asiatica using mitochondrial DNA, were homozygous for an allele that originated from the allele of T. saginata via single nucleotide substitution. These results indicate that most of the adult worms, which had been called T. asiatica, are not actually 'pure T. asiatica' but instead originated from the hybridization of 'pure T. saginata' and 'pure T. asiatica'. © 2013 Cambridge University Press.
ISSN: 14698161
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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