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Plasmodium gonderi is a primate parasite whose natural host is the African Old World monkeys. Here, we report the draft genome sequence for P. gonderi. The data are useful not only for understanding the evolution of malaria but also for allowing the comparative genomics of malaria parasites.

Author(s)
Honma, H.; Kawai, S.; Motooka, D.; Nakamura, S.; Tougan, T.; Horii, T.; Arisue, N.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, USA
Citation
Genome Announcements, 2017, 5, 28, pp e00612-17
Abstract

Natural selection in domestic dogs is of great interest in evolutionary biology since dogs have migrated to every inhabited continent of the world alongside humans, and adapted to diverse environments. Here, we explored their demographic history and genetic basis of adaptation to the tropical...

Author(s)
Liu YanHu; Wang Lu; Xu Tao; Guo XiaoMin; Li Yang; Yin TingTing; Yang HeChuan; Hu Yang; Adeola, A. C.; Sanke, O. J.; Otecko, N. O.; Wang Meng; Ma YaPing; Charles, O. S.; Sinding, M. H. S.; Shyam Gopalakrishnan; Samaniego, J. A.; Hansen, A. J.; Fernandes, C.; Gaubert, P.; Budd, J.; Dawuda, P. M.; Rueness, E. K.; Jiang LuBin; Zhai WeiWei; Gilbert, M. T. P. (et al)
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2018, 35, 2, pp 287-298
Abstract

Among the genotype/species causing cystic echinococcosis, the taxonomic status of Echinococcus canadensis is only partially resolved. Within E. canadensis, four genotypes (G6, G7, G8 and G10) have been described based on short mitochondrial sequences, of which G6 and G7 (the 'camel' and the 'pig'...

Author(s)
Addy, F.; Wassermann, M.; Kagendo, D.; Ebi, D.; Zeyhle, E.; Elmahdi, I. E.; Umhang, G.; Casulli, A.; Harandi, M. F.; Aschenborn, O.; Kern, P.; Mackenstedt, U.; Romig, T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology, 2017, 47, 14, pp 923-931
Abstract

Anopheles darlingi is the principal neotropical malaria vector, responsible for more than a million cases of malaria per year on the American continent. Anopheles darlingi diverged from the African and Asian malaria vectors ∼100 million years ago (mya) and successfully adapted to the New World...

Author(s)
Marinotti, O.; Cerqueira, G. C.; Almeida, L. G. P. de; Ferro, M. I. T.; Loreto, E. L. da S.; Zaha, A.; Teixeira, S. M. R.; Wespiser, A. R.; Almeida e Silva, A.; Schlindwein, A. D.; Pacheco, A. C. L.; Silva, A. L. da C. da; Graveley, B. R.; Walenz, B. P.; Lima, B. de A.; Ribeiro, C. A. G.; Nunes-Silva, C. G.; Carvalho, C. R. de; Soares, C. M. de A.; Menezes, C. B. A. de; Matiolli, C.; Caffrey, D.; Araújo, D. A. M.; Oliveira, D. M. de; Golenbock, D.; Grisard, E. C. (et al)
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Nucleic Acids Research, 2013, 41, 15, pp 7387-7400
Abstract

Among Polystomatidae (Monogenea), the genus Polystoma, which mainly infests neobatrachian hosts, is the most diverse and occurs principally in Africa, from where half the species have been reported. Previous molecular phylogenetic studies have shown that this genus originated in South America, and...

Author(s)
Bentz, S.; Leroy, S.; Preez, L. du; Mariaux, J.; Vaucher, C.; Verneau, O.
Publisher
Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology, 2001, 31, 7, pp 697-705
Abstract

Schistosoma species have traditionally been arranged in groups based on egg morphology, geographical origins and the genus or family of snail intermediate host. One of these groups is the 'S. indicum group' comprising species from Asia that use pulmonate snails as intermediate hosts. Four members...

Author(s)
Agatsuma, T.; Iwagami, M.; Liu, C. X.; Rajapakse, R. P. V. J.; Mondal, M. M. H.; Kitikoon, V.; Ambu, S.; Agatsuma, Y.; Blair, D.; Higuchi, T.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Journal of Helminthology, 2002, 76, 1, pp 7-19
Abstract

The origin and geographical spread of Plasmodium falciparum was determined by analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequence polymorphism and divergence from its most closely related species, P. reichenowi (a rare parasite of chimpanzees). The complete 6-kb mitochondrial genome was sequenced from the...

Author(s)
Conway, D. J.; Fanello, C.; Lloyd, J. M.; Al-Joubori, B. M. A. S.; Baloch, A. H.; Somanath, S. D.; Roper, C.; Oduola, A. M. J.; Mulder, B.; Povoa, M. M.; Balbir Singh; Thomas, A. W.
Publisher
Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 2000, 111, 1, pp 163-171
Abstract

Polymerase chain reaction products were characterized for a repeated sequence family (designated "O-150") of Onchocerca volvulus. In phylogenetic inferences, the O-150 sequences clustered into closely related groups, suggesting that concerted evolution maintains sequence homology in this family....

Author(s)
Zimmerman, P. A.; Katholi, C. R.; Wooten, M. C.; Lang-Unnasch, N.; Unnasch, T. R.
Citation
Molecular Biology and Evolution, 1994, 11, 3, pp 384-392
Abstract

Phylogenetic analysis of 18S ribosomal RNA sequences placed Trypanosoma brucei from humans [T. rhodesiense and T. gambiense] in a clade comprising exclusively mammalian trypanosomes of African origin, suggesting an evolutionary history confined to Africa. T. cruzi from humans and sylvatic mammals...

Author(s)
Stevens, J. R.; Noyes, H. A.; Dover, G. A.; Gibson, W. C.
Citation
Parasitology, 1999, 118, 1, pp 107-116

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