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Discovery of Paragonimus westermani in Vietnam and its molecular phylogenetic status in P. westermani complex.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19083013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Paragonimus westermani is the most well-known species among the genus Paragonimus. It is widely distributed in Asia with considerable genetic diversity to form P. westermani species complex. While P. westermani distributed in Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan are genetically homogeneous to form the East Asia group, those found in other geographic areas are heterogeneous and would be divided into several groups. Recent discoveries of P. westermani in India and Sri Lanka highlighted new insights on molecular phylogenetic relationship of geographic isolates of this species complex. Since Vietnam is located at the east end of Southeast Asia, the intermediate position between South and East Asia, it is of interest to see whether P. westermani is distributed in this country. Here, we report that P. westermani metacercariae were found in mountainous crabs, Potamiscus sp., collected in Quangtri province in the central Vietnam. Adult worms were successfully obtained by experimental infection in cats. Molecular phylogenetic analyses revealed that P. westermani of Vietnamese isolates have high similarities with those of East Asia group.
Pham Ngoc Doanh; Akio Shinohara; Yoichiro Horii; Shigehisa Habe; Yukifumi Nawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-12-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parasitology research     Volume:  104     ISSN:  1432-1955     ISO Abbreviation:  Parasitol. Res.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-19     Completed Date:  2009-07-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703571     Medline TA:  Parasitol Res     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1149-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Parasitology, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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GENBANK/FJ434982;  FJ434983;  FJ434984;  FJ434985;  FJ434986;  FJ434987;  FJ434988;  FJ434989;  FJ434990;  FJ434991;  FJ434992;  FJ434993
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MeSH Terms
Brachyura / parasitology*
Cluster Analysis
DNA, Helminth / chemistry,  genetics
DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry,  genetics
DNA, Ribosomal Spacer / chemistry,  genetics
Molecular Sequence Data
Paragonimiasis / parasitology,  veterinary*
Paragonimus westermani / anatomy & histology,  classification*,  genetics,  isolation & purification*
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Helminth; 0/DNA, Ribosomal; 0/DNA, Ribosomal Spacer

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