A preliminary analysis of the population genetics and molecular phylogenetics of Onchocerca volvulus (Nematoda: Filarioidea) using nuclear ribosomal second internal transcribed spacer sequences
Morales-Hojas, R., Cheke, Robert A. and Post, R.J. (2007) A preliminary analysis of the population genetics and molecular phylogenetics of Onchocerca volvulus (Nematoda: Filarioidea) using nuclear ribosomal second internal transcribed spacer sequences. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 102 (7). pp. 879-882. ISSN 0074-0276Full text not available from this repository.
Nuclear internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) rDNA sequences were used for a molecular phylogenetics
analysis of five Onchocerca species. The sister species of the human parasite O. volvulus was found to be the cattle parasite O. ochengi and not O. gibsoni, contrary to chromosomal evidence. The genetic differentiation of two African populations (representing the two African strains) and a Brazilian population of O. volvulus was also studied. Phylogenetic and network reconstruction did not show any clustering of ITS2 alleles on geo-graphic or strain grounds. Furthermore, population genetics tests showed no indication of population differentiation but suggested gene flow among the three populations.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Onchocerca volvulus, onchocerciasis, strains, molecular phylogenetics, population differentiation|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
|School / Department / Research Groups:||Natural Resources Institute|
Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment
|Last Modified:||11 Nov 2011 12:06|
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