Experimental hybridization of Angiostrongylus mackerrasae, Bhaibulaya, 1968 and Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Chen, 1935)

Bhaibulaya M. (1974) Experimental hybridization of Angiostrongylus mackerrasae, Bhaibulaya, 1968 and Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Chen, 1935). International Journal for Parasitology, 4 6: 567-573. doi:10.1016/0020-7519(74)90020-4


Author Bhaibulaya M.
Title Experimental hybridization of Angiostrongylus mackerrasae, Bhaibulaya, 1968 and Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Chen, 1935)
Journal name International Journal for Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7519
Publication date 1974
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0020-7519(74)90020-4
Volume 4
Issue 6
Start page 567
End page 573
Total pages 7
Subject 2405 Parasitology
2725 Infectious Diseases
Abstract Angiostrongylus mackerrasae and A. cantonensis are closely related and their status as distinct species was tested by experimental hybridization. Hybridization between A. mackerrasae and A. cantonensis was observed and the morphology of the F1 hybrids was found to be intermediate between that of the parental species which suggests strongly that A. mackerrasae and A. cantonensis are both valid species. However, male F1 hybrids were sterile, whereas females were fertile; no evidence of parthenogenesis or other form of asexual reproduction were observed in either species. It is suggested that A. mackerrasae and A. cantonensis may cross breed in nature.
Keyword Angiostrongylus cantonensis
Angiostrongylus mackerrasae
Experimental hybridization
lungworm
nematode
validity of species
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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