Journal article

Population structure of Haemonchus contortus from seven geographical regions in China, determined on the basis of microsatellite markers

Fangyuan Yin, Robin B Gasser, Facai Li, Min Bao, Weiyi Huang, Fengcai Zou, Guanghui Zhao, Chunren Wang, Xin Yang, Yanqin Zhou, Junlong Zhao, Rui Fang, Min Hu

PARASITES & VECTORS | BMC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Studying genetic variation within and among Haemonchus contortus populations can inform some aspects of this parasite's population genetics and epidemiology. However, almost nothing is known about such variation in China. METHODS: Adult males of H. contortus (n = 184) representing seven distinct populations in China were collected, and genetic variation within and among these populations was explored using eight distinct microsatellite markers. RESULTS: Genetic parameters, such as heterozygosity and inbreeding coefficient (F IS ) indicated that all eight microsatellites were highly polymorphic. Various analyses (AMOVA, F ST , phylogenetic, structure, mantel test and population dy..

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Awarded by National Key Basic Research Program (973 program) of China


Awarded by Special Fund for Agro-Scientific Research in the Public Interest


Awarded by Huazhong Agricultural University Scientific & Technological Self-innovation Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the National Key Basic Research Program (973 program) of China (Grant No. 2015CB150300) and the Special Fund for Agro-Scientific Research in the Public Interest (Grant no. 201303037) to MH and by Huazhong Agricultural University Scientific & Technological Self-innovation Foundation (Program No.2015RC005), the Australian Research Council (ARC), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Melbourne Water Corporation to RBG.