The origin of lecithodesmus (Digenea: Campulidae) based on ND3 gene comparison
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The origin of lecithodesmus (Digenea: Campulidae) based on ND3 gene comparison

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The origin of lecithodesmus (Digenea: Campulidae) based on ND3 gene comparison

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dc.contributor.author Fernández, Mercedes
dc.contributor.author Aznar Avendaño, Francisco Javier
dc.contributor.author Raga Esteve, Juan Antonio
dc.contributor.author Latorre, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-09T10:42:20Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-09T10:42:20Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/16785
dc.description.abstract Species of Lecithodesmus (Campulidae) occur almost exclusively in baleen whales throughout a wide geographical distribution. Other campulids occur only in odontocetes and, secondarily, in pinnipeds and the sea otter. Therefore, the ancestor of Lecithodesmus might have either cospeciated with mysticetes during the early divergence of mysticete and odontocete cetaceans or originated later via host switching. We evaluate both possibilities based on a phylogenetic analysis. The ND3 mitochondrial gene sequence of a species of Lecithodesmus was included in a previous partial molecular phylogeny of the Campulidae. Fasciola hepatica and Dicrocoelium dendriticum were used as outgroups. Maximum parsimony, neighbor-joining, and maximum likelihood methods indicated a nonbasal position of Lecithodesmus sp. in the tree, suggesting that the ancestor of Lecithodesmus colonized mysticetes from campulids of odontocetes. This result emphasizes the importance of host-switching processes in the development of the helminth fauna of marine vertebrates, as previously suggested. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation http://www.journalofparasitology.org/doi/pdf/10.1645/0022-3395%282000%29086%5B0850%3ATOOLDC%5D2.0.CO%3B2 en
dc.source FERNÁNDEZ, Mercedes ; Aznar Avendaño, Francisco Javier ; Raga Esteve, Juan Antonio ; Latorre, A., 2000, The origin of lecithodesmus (Digenea: Campulidae) based on ND3 gene comparison, Journal of Parasitology, vol. 86, no. 4, p. 850–852 en
dc.subject Lecithodesmus ; Origin ; Gene comparison en
dc.title The origin of lecithodesmus (Digenea: Campulidae) based on ND3 gene comparison en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS DE LA VIDA en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS DE LA VIDA::Biología animal (Zoología) ::Parasitología animal en
dc.description.private Aznar Avendaño, Francisco Javier, Francisco.Aznar@uv.es ; Raga Esteve, Juan Antonio, Toni.Raga@uv.es en
dc.identifier.idgrec 032959 en

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