Journal article

Mitochondrial genome of Hypoderaeum conoideum - comparison with selected trematodes

Xin Yang, Robin B Gasser, Anson V Koehler, Lixia Wang, Kaixiang Zhu, Lu Chen, Hanli Feng, Min Hu, Rui Fang

Parasites and Vectors | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Hypoderaeum conoideum is a neglected but important trematode. The life cycle of this parasite is complex: snails serve as the first intermediate hosts: bivalves, fishes or tadpoles serve as the second intermediate hosts, and poultry (such as chickens and ducks) act as definitive hosts. In recent years, H. conoideum has caused significant economic losses to the poultry industry in some Asian countries. Despite its importance, little is known about the molecular ecology and population genetics of this parasite. Knowledge of mitochondrial (mt) genome of H. conoideum can provide a foundation for phylogenetic studies as well as epidemiological investigations. METHODS: The entire mt ge..

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Awarded by Special Fund for Agro-scientific Research in the Public Interest


Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities


Funding Acknowledgements

Sincere thanks to Professor Ian Beveridge for comments on the manuscript and assistance with the staining of trematodes. Thanks to Ross Hall and Namitha Mohandas for bioinformatic assistance. This work was supported by the "Special Fund for Agro-scientific Research in the Public Interest" (Grant no. 201303037), "Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities" (Program. 2013PY059) and the Australian Research Council (RBG).