Authors: ANSHU CHAUDHARY, GARIMA KANSAL, NEETU SINGH, HRIDAYA SHANKER SINGH
Abstract: A phylogenetic study of nematode species belonging to Nematoda: Oxyurida from India has been conducted using molecular characters. Molecular marker 18S rRNA (18S) from the nuclear gene was tested and analyses were conducted using the minimum evolution, maximum parsimony, and maximum likelihood methods. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that both of the species Hammerschmidtiella indicus and Thelandros scleratus clustered as sister species with species of Thelastoma and Leidynema, and Parapharyngodon, respectively. Interestingly, the results confirm the taxonomic status of H. indicus and T. scleratus from India.
Keywords: Hammerschmidtiella indicus, Thelandros scleratus, rDNA, 18S, Meerut, India
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