A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the Capsalidae (Platyhelminthes : Monogenea : Monopisthocotylea) inferred from large subunit rDNA sequences

Whittington, I. D., Deveney, M. R., Morgan, J. A. T., Chisholm, L. A. and Adlard, R. D. (2004) A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the Capsalidae (Platyhelminthes : Monogenea : Monopisthocotylea) inferred from large subunit rDNA sequences. Parasitology, 128 511-519.


Author Whittington, I. D.
Deveney, M. R.
Morgan, J. A. T.
Chisholm, L. A.
Adlard, R. D.
Title A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the Capsalidae (Platyhelminthes : Monogenea : Monopisthocotylea) inferred from large subunit rDNA sequences
Journal name Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-1820
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0031182004004901
Volume 128
Start page 511
End page 519
Total pages 9
Place of publication New York
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
270203 Population and Ecological Genetics
630399 Fish not elsewhere classified
Abstract Phylogenetic relationships within the Capsalidae (Monogenea) were examined Using large subunit ribosomal DNA sequences from 17 capsalid species (representing 7 genera, 5 subfamilies), 2 outgroup taxa (Monocotylidae) plus Udonella caligorum (Udonellidae). Trees were constructed using maximum likelihood, minimum evolution and maximum parsimony algorithms. An initial tree, generated from sequences 315 bases long, Suggests that Capsalinae, Encotyllabinae, Entobdellinae and Trochopodinae are monophyletic, but that Benedeniinae is paraphyletic. Analyses indicate that Neobenedenia, currently in the Benedeniinae, should perhaps be placed in 2 separate subfamily. An additional analysis was made which omitted 3 capsalid taxa (for which only short sequences were available) and all outgroup taxa because of alignment difficulties. Sequence length increased to 693 bases and good branch support was achieved. The Benedeniinae was again paraphyletic. Higher-level classification of the Capsalidae, evolution of the Entobdellinae and issues of species identity in Neobenedenia are discussed.
Keyword Parasitology
Fish Parasites
Interrelationships
Benedeniinae
Entobdellinae
Phylogeny
Marine Fishes
Parasite
Revision
Redescription
Yamaguti
Japan
Hypothesis
Morphology
Subfamily
Molecules
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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