Genetic diversity in monoxenous and trixenous digeneans sharing one molluscan host species

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Abstract

Mudsnails Peringia ulvae serve as hosts for many digenean species; some of them differ a lot in their life cycle pattern. In the north of Europe two contrasting examples are Cryptocotyle concava (Heterophyidae) with a trixenous life cycle and Bunocotyle progenetica (Hemiuridae) with a monoxenous life cycle. A ~ 870 base pairs long fragment of cox1 gene sequence was used to evaluate and compare genetic structure within these two species. Our findings suggest that high dispersal of C. concava keeps differentiation between different locations minimal and haplotype diversity quite high. In B. progenetica two haplotypes dominate and have at least limited dispersal.
Translated title of the contributionВНУТРИВИДОВАЯ ГЕНЕТИЧЕСКАЯ ИЗМЕНЧИВОСТЬ У ТРЕМАТОД С МОНО- И ТРИКСЕННЫМ ЦИКЛОМ ИЗ ОДНОГО ВИДА МОЛЛЮСКОВ-ХОЗЯЕВ
Original languageEnglish
Article number491-503
JournalПАРАЗИТОЛОГИЯ
Volume54
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Parasitology

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