Journal article

Mitochondrial Phylogenomics yields Strongly Supported Hypotheses for Ascaridomorph Nematodes

Guo-Hua Liu, Steven A Nadler, Shan-Shan Liu, Magdalena Podolska, Stefano D'Amelio, Renfu Shao, Robin B Gasser, Xing-Quan Zhu

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS | NATURE RESEARCH | Published : 2016

Abstract

Ascaridomorph nematodes threaten the health of humans and other animals worldwide. Despite their medical, veterinary and economic importance, the identification of species lineages and establishing their phylogenetic relationships have proved difficult in some cases. Many working hypotheses regarding the phylogeny of ascaridomorphs have been based on single-locus data, most typically nuclear ribosomal RNA. Such single-locus hypotheses lack independent corroboration, and for nuclear rRNA typically lack resolution for deep relationships. As an alternative approach, we analyzed the mitochondrial (mt) genomes of anisakids (~14 kb) from different fish hosts in multiple countries, in combination w..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation


Awarded by International Science & Technology Cooperation Program of China


Awarded by Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) grant


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported, in part, by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 31502052), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 2016T90159), the International Science & Technology Cooperation Program of China (Grant No. 2013DFA31840) as well as the Australian Research Council (ARC) (R.B.G.). It was also supported by a Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) grant (VR0007; R.B.G.) on its Peak Computing Facility at the University of Melbourne, an initiative of the Victorian Government. Other support from the University of Melbourne (BIP), the Australian Academy of Science, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Melbourne Water Corporation is gratefully acknowledged.