Journal article

Definition of genetic markers in nuclear ribosomal DNA for a neglected parasite of primates, Ternidens deminutus (Nematoda : Strongylida) - diagnostic and epidemiological implications

AR Schindler, JM De Gruijter, AM Polderman, RB Gasser

Parasitology | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2005


Ternidens deminutus (Strongylida) is a parasitic nematode infecting non-human and human primates in parts of Africa, Asia and the Pacific islands. The present study genetically characterized T. deminutus and defined genetic markers in nuclear ribosomal DNA (rDNA) as a basis for developing molecular-diagnostic tools. The sequences of the second internal transcribed spacer (ITS-2) of rDNA were determined for adult specimens of T. deminutus (Nematoda: Strongylida: Oesophagostominae) from the Olive baboon and the Mona monkey. The length and G+C content of the ITS-2 sequences was 216 bp and approximately 43%, respectively. While there was no sequence variation among individual T. deminutus specim..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers