Molecular phylogenetic position of Haplometroides intercaecalis (Digenea, Plagiorchiidae)

dc.contributor.authorMueller, Maria Isabel [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorMorais, Drausio Honorio
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Reinaldo Jose da [UNESP]
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.description.abstractThree valid species of Haplometroides Odhner, 1910 parasitise snakes and amphisbaenians from South America. This study provides additional data on morphometric and molecular phylogenetic position inferred from the nuclear ribosomal gene 28S (partial). DNA sequences were isolated from Haplometroides intercaecalis Silva, Ferreira and Strussmann, 2007 found in one specimen of Phalotris matogrossensis Lema, D'Agostini and Cappellari, 2005. Five digenean specimens were recovered from the esophagus of this snake, and four specimens were used for morphometrical studies and one specimen for molecular analysis. Phylogenetic analysis using maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods was conducted with sequences available for the order Plagiorchiida and its phylogenetic position places H. intercaecalis among the brachycoeliids Brachycoelium (Dujardin, 1845) Stiles and Hassall, 1898 and Parabrachycoelium Perez-Ponce de Leon, Mendoza-Garfias, Razo-Mendivil and Parra-Olea, 2011, and the mesocoeliid Mesocoelium Odhner, 1910, not closely related to plagiorchids as expected. Due to morphological differences among these families, it may be necessary to create a new family to accommodate Haplometroides spp. However, more genera/taxa as well as other molecular markers should be added in future studies to confirm our results and resolve this matter. This is the first phylogenetic positioning of digeneans of the genus Haplometroides, contributing to the systematic analysis of the helminthological biodiversity of Neotropical snakes.en
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Parasitol, Distrito Rubiao Jr S-N, BR-18618689 Botucatu, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUFRA, PA 275,Km 13, BR-68515000 Parauapebas, Para, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Parasitol, Distrito Rubiao Jr S-N, BR-18618689 Botucatu, SP, Brazil
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
dc.description.sponsorshipCoordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
dc.description.sponsorshipConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
dc.description.sponsorshipYoung Researcher Program
dc.description.sponsorshipIdCAPES: AUX-PE-PNPD 3005/2010
dc.description.sponsorshipIdYoung Researcher Program: PROPE-UNESP 02/2016
dc.description.sponsorshipIdCAPES: 22005013001P4
dc.description.sponsorshipIdCNPq: 309125/2017-0
dc.description.sponsorshipIdCNPq: 440496/2015-2
dc.description.sponsorshipIdFAPESP: 2016/50377-1
dc.identifier.citationActa Parasitologica. Berlin: Walter De Gruyter Gmbh, v. 63, n. 3, p. 522-526, 2018.
dc.publisherWalter De Gruyter Gmbh
dc.relation.ispartofActa Parasitologica
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dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectPhalotris matogrossensis
dc.subject28S rDNA gene
dc.subjectneotropical snakes
dc.titleMolecular phylogenetic position of Haplometroides intercaecalis (Digenea, Plagiorchiidae)en
dcterms.rightsHolderWalter De Gruyter Gmbh