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Background: Snails species belonging to the genus Bulinus (Planorbidae) serve as intermediate host for flukes belonging to the genus Schistosoma (Digenea, Platyhelminthes). Despite its importance in the transmission of these parasites, the evolutionary history of this genus is still obscure. In the ...

Author(s)
Zein-Eddine, R.; Djuikwo-Teukeng, F. F.; Al-Jawhari, M.; Senghor, B.; Huyse, T.; Dreyfuss, G.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2014, 14, 271, pp (21 December 2014)
Abstract

A phylogenetic study of 10 schistosome genera using approximately 1100 bases of the large subunit of the nuclear ribosomal gene complex revealed 2 major clades. One clade is entirely mammalian and includes the genera Schistosoma and Orientobilharzia. A close examination of relationships in this...

Author(s)
Snyder, S. D.; Loker, E. S.
Citation
Journal of Parasitology, 2000, 86, 2, pp 283-288

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