First report of a natural hybrid between Schistosoma mansoni and S. rodhaini

Morgan, J. A. T., Dejong, R. J., Lwambo, N. J. S., Mungai, B. N., Mkoji, G. M. and Loker, E. S. (2003) First report of a natural hybrid between Schistosoma mansoni and S. rodhaini. Journal of Parasitology, 89 2: 416-418. doi:10.1645/0022-3395(2003)089[0416:FROANH]2.0.CO;2


Author Morgan, J. A. T.
Dejong, R. J.
Lwambo, N. J. S.
Mungai, B. N.
Mkoji, G. M.
Loker, E. S.
Title First report of a natural hybrid between Schistosoma mansoni and S. rodhaini
Formatted title First report of a natural hybrid between Schistosoma mansoni and S. rodhaini
Journal name Journal of Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3395
1937-2345
Publication date 2003-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1645/0022-3395(2003)089[0416:FROANH]2.0.CO;2
Volume 89
Issue 2
Start page 416
End page 418
Total pages 3
Place of publication Lincoln, NE, United States
Publisher American Society of Parasitologists
Language eng
Formatted abstract Experimental crosses between Schistosoma mansoni and S. rodhaini have shown that hybrid offspring are viable, yet, until now, no naturally occurring hybrid has been identified. A collection of freshwater snails from Nyamlebi-Ngoma, Ukerewe Island, Lake Victoria, Tanzania, yielded a mixed infection within a single Biomphalaria sudanica of S. mansoni females and S. mansoni–S. rodhaini hybrid males. The hybrids were identified using deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequences. Mitochondrial DNA 16S and 12S sequences of the hybrids match those of S. mansoni, whereas their nuclear ribosomal DNA ITS1 and ITS2 sequences match those of S. rodhaini. The identification of hybrids in Tanzania highlights the possibility that the genetic identity of either parasite species might be modified by introgression.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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