Speciation in the genus Cloacina (Nematoda: Strongylida): species flocks and intra-host speciation
NB Chilton, MA Shuttleworth, F Huby-Chilton, AV Koehler, A Jabbar, RB Gasser, I Beveridge
PARASITOLOGY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017
Sequences of the first and second internal transcribed spacers (ITS1 + ITS2) of nuclear ribosomal DNA were employed to determine whether the congeneric assemblages of species of the strongyloid nematode genus Cloacina, found in the forestomachs of individual species of kangaroos and wallabies (Marsupialia: Macropodidae), considered to represent species flocks, were monophyletic. Nematode assemblages examined in the black-striped wallaby, Macropus (Notamacropus) dorsalis, the wallaroos, Macropus (Osphranter) antilopinus/robustus, rock wallabies, Petrogale spp., the quokka, Setonix brachyurus, and the swamp wallaby, Wallabia bicolor, were not monophyletic and appeared to have arisen by host co..View full abstract
Collecting was supported financially by the Australian Research Council and the Australian Biological Resources Study.