TitleHaemonchus placei and Haemonchus contortus are distinct species based on mtDNA evidence
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsBlouin, M, Yowell, CA, Courtney, CH, Dame, JB
JournalInternational Journal for Parasitology
Volume27
Pagination1383-1387
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0020-7519
Abstract

Debates continue over the extent to which the parasitic trichostrongylids Haemonchus placei and Haemonchus contortus hybridise in nature, and whether they deserve species status. Mitochondrial ND4 gene sequences from individuals of each putative species collected from populations around the United States indicate that the two species are highly differentiated at the mtDNA level. Furthermore, there was no evidence of introgressive hybridisation occurring in wild populations. (C) 1997 Australian Society for Parasitology. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.

URL<Go to ISI>://WOS:A1997YH40000018
DOI10.1016/s0020-7519(97)00125-2