Journal article

Revision of Macroponema Mawson, 1978 (Nematoda: Strongylida) from macropodid marsupials with the description of two new species

Tanapan Sukee, Abdul Jabbar, Ian Beveridge

Parasites and Vectors | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Species of Macroponema Mawson, 1978 are strongyloid nematodes which occur in the stomachs of macropodid marsupials in Australia. In this study, the genus Macroponema is revised, redescriptions of the two known species are provided, and two new species are added to the genus. METHODS: A molecular characterisation of the internal transcribed spacers of the nuclear ribosomal DNA of representative specimens of Macroponema from all known host species was undertaken to confirm the status of M. cf. comani. This resulted in the identification of a further new species within the genus. Consequently, a review of all available material in museum collections was undertaken. RESULTS: The two ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Biological Resources Study grant


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding was provided by the Australian Biological Resources Study grant numbers RF217-06 and CBG18-07. TS is a grateful recipient of the Australian Government Research Training Scholarship through the University of Melbourne.