APPARENT ABSENCE OF GENETIC-DIFFERENCES AMONG SPECIES OF TELADORSAGIA (NEMATODA, TRICHOSTRONGYLIDAE)
RH ANDREWS, I BEVERIDGE
JOURNAL OF HELMINTHOLOGY | LONDON SCH HYGIENE TROP MED | Published : 1990
The technique of allozyme electrophoresis was applied to three species of Teladorsagia present in sheep to determine the extent of genetic variation among species. Thirty-four enzyme loci were established of which 22 were invariant and 12 were shown to be polymorphic. No fixed allelic differences were detected among the species and the level of polymorphism was within the range found commonly between populations of a single species. Therefore, the genetic data support breeding data and existing morphological evidence that T. circumcincta, T. davtiani and T. trifurcata as currently recognized do in fact belong to a single species.