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The relationship of Hammondia hammondi and Sarcocystis mucosa to other heteroxenous cyst-forming coccidia as inferred by phylogenetic analysis of the 18S SSU ribosomal DNA sequence

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Jenkins, MC and Ellis, JT and Liddell, S and Ryce, C and Munday, BL and Morrison, DA and Dubley, JP, The relationship of Hammondia hammondi and Sarcocystis mucosa to other heteroxenous cyst-forming coccidia as inferred by phylogenetic analysis of the 18S SSU ribosomal DNA sequence, Parasitology, 119 pp. 135-142. ISSN 0031-1820 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0031182099004618

Abstract

The complete sequence of the 18S small subunit (SSU) ribosomal DNA of Hammondia hammondi and Sarcocystis mucosa was obtained and compared to SSU rDNA sequences of Neospora caninum, Toxoplasma gondii, Besnoitia besnoiti, 2 species of Frenkelia, 3 species of Isospora, and 13 species of Sarcocystis. Analyses showed that H. hammondi and T. gondii are monophyletic and that these taxa shared a common ancestor with N. caninum and B. besnoiti. The weight of evidence shows that S. mucosa, S. neurona, and Frenkelia species form a clade thereby supporting the conclusion that Sarcocystis is paraphyletic.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Fish Pests and Diseases
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified
Author:Munday, BL (Dr Barry Munday)
ID Code:16384
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:29
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-24
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