Molecular, morphological and experimental assessment of the life cycle of Posthodiplostomum nanum Dubois, 1937 (Trematoda: Diplostomidae) from Brazil, with phylogenetic evidence of the paraphyly of the genus Posthodiplostomum Dubois, 1936.
- Danimar López-Hernández,
- Sean A Locke,
- Alan Lane de Melo,
- Élida Mara Leite Rabelo,
- Hudson Alves Pinto
Infect Genet Evol 2018 May 18;63:95-103. Epub 2018 May 18.
Departament of Parasitology, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Electronic address:
Species of the genus Posthodiplostomum are intestinal parasites of piscivorous birds with worldwide distribution. Recent molecular surveys have focused on developmental stages from vertebrate hosts, with few sequences from larvae found in molluscs. Moreover, most published molecular data are from collections in North America, Europe and Asia, and there are no data for South American species. Read More