A Molecular Phylogeny of the Human Schistosomes

Bowles, J, Blair, D and McManus, DP (1995) A Molecular Phylogeny of the Human Schistosomes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 4 2: 103-109. doi:10.1006/mpev.1995.1011

Author Bowles, J
Blair, D
McManus, DP
Title A Molecular Phylogeny of the Human Schistosomes
Journal name Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1055-7903
Publication date 1995-06-01
Year available 1995
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1006/mpev.1995.1011
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 4
Issue 2
Start page 103
End page 109
Total pages 7
Place of publication SAN DIEGO
Language eng
Subject 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
1312 Molecular Biology
1311 Genetics
Abstract Members of the genus Schistosoma are generally grouped on the basis of egg morphology, intermediate host specificity, and geographic origin. We have tested hypotheses based on these groupings by phylogenetic analysis of nuclear ribosomal (ITS2) and mitochondrial (COI) nucleotide sequences. Both mitochondrial and nuclear DNA data strongly support ''traditional'' hypotheses that (a) members of the Schistosoma haematobium group form a monophyletic clade, (b) members of the S. mansoni group form a monophyletic clade, (c) S. japonicum and S. mekongi form a monophyletic group relative to other schistosomes, and (d) the African schistosomes form a clade to the exclusion of the two Asian species. (C) 1995 Academic Press, Inc.
Keyword Mitochondrial-Dna
Evolutionary Trees
Gene Organization
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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