Taxonomic status in DNA sequences of five species of genus Paragonimus

Cui, Ai-li, Chang, Zheng-shan, Chen, Ming-gang, Blair, David, Chen, Shao-hong, Zhang, Yong-nian, and Feng, Zheng (2003) Taxonomic status in DNA sequences of five species of genus Paragonimus. Chinese Journal of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, 21 (1). pp. 27-30.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To analyze the taxonomic status of Paragonimus hokuoensis, P. paishuihoensis, P. menglaensis, P. bangkokensis and P. xiangshanensis in Genus Paragonimus Braun, 1899.

METHODS: DNA sequences were obtained from the ITS2 and CO I genes and phylogenetic trees were built from these.

RESULTS: There are some DNA sequence differences among P. paishuihoensis, P. menglaensis, P. bangkokensis and P. xiangshanensis, but the differences are small. P. hokuoensis and P. skrjabini are similar in DNA sequence.

CONCLUSION: P. paishuihoensis, P. menglaensis, P. bangkokensis and P. xiangshanensis are closer in the genetic relationship. Their taxonomic status lies between P. skrjabini and P. westermani. The genetic relationship between P. hokuoensis and P. skrjabini is very close.

Item ID: 6085
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: DNA sequence analysis; genus Paragonimus; taxonomy
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ISSN: 1000-7423
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2010 04:29
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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