Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

A pinworm's tale: The evolutionary history of Lemuricola (Protenterobius) nycticebi

Frias, Liesbeth, Hasegawa, Hideo, Stark, Danica J., Lynn, Milena Salgado, Nathan, Senthilvel KSS., Chua, Tock H., Goossens, Benoit, Okamoto, Munehiro and MacIntosh, Andrew J.J. 2019. A pinworm's tale: The evolutionary history of Lemuricola (Protenterobius) nycticebi. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 8 , pp. 25-32. 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2018.11.009

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (5MB) | Preview

Abstract

Lemuricola (Protenterobius) nycticebi is the only pinworm species known to infect strepsirrhine primates outside Africa, and the only pinworm species yet described in slow lorises. Here, we provided a detailed morphological comparison of female and male worms, and a first description of fourth-stage larvae collected from free-living slow lorises (Nycticebus menagensis) in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Using mitochondrial and nuclear markers, we also reconstructed the species' phylogenetic relationship with other pinworms infecting primates. Both morphological and molecular results indicated a distinct association between L. (P.) nycticebi and its host. However, while taxonomy identified this species as a member of the Lemuricola clade and grouped pinworms infecting lemurs and slow lorises together, phylogenetic reconstruction split them, placing L. (P.) nycticebi within the Enterobius clade. Our results suggest that L. (P.) nycticebi may represent a different taxon altogether, and that it is more closely related to pinworm species infecting Old World primates outside Madagascar. Pongobius pongoi (Foitová et al., 2008) n. comb. is also proposed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Publisher: Elsevier: Creative Commons
ISSN: 2213-2244
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 January 2019
Date of Acceptance: 30 November 2018
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2019 12:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/117974

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics