Morphometric and molecular characterization of the species of Uncinaria Frölich, 1789 (Nematoda) parasitic in the Australian fur seal Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus (Schreber), with notes on hookworms in three other pinniped hosts

Ramos, Paul, Lynch, Michael, Hu, Min, Arnould, John P.Y., Norman, Richard and Beveridge, Ian 2013, Morphometric and molecular characterization of the species of Uncinaria Frölich, 1789 (Nematoda) parasitic in the Australian fur seal Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus (Schreber), with notes on hookworms in three other pinniped hosts, Systematic parasitology, vol. 85, no. 1, pp. 65-78.

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Title Morphometric and molecular characterization of the species of Uncinaria Frölich, 1789 (Nematoda) parasitic in the Australian fur seal Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus (Schreber), with notes on hookworms in three other pinniped hosts
Author(s) Ramos, Paul
Lynch, Michael
Hu, Min
Arnould, John P.Y.
Norman, Richard
Beveridge, Ian
Journal name Systematic parasitology
Volume number 85
Issue number 1
Start page 65
End page 78
Total pages 14
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0165-5752
1573-5192
Summary This study presents morphological and molecular data on hookworms from the Australian fur seal Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus (Schreber) currently identified in Australian waters as Uncinaria hamiltoni Baylis, 1933. Additional specimens from the Australian sea lion Neophoca cinerea (Péron) and the New Zealand fur seal Arctocephalus forsteri (Lesson) from Australia, and the Southern elephant seal Mirounga leonina (Linnaeus) from Antarctica, were included. Using the internal transcribed spacer (ITS), hookworms from A. p. doriferus, N. cinerea and A. forsteri were found to be genetically similar but distinct from Uncinaria spp. found in M. leonina from Antarctica, as well as from Zalophus californianus (Lesson) and Callorhinus ursinus (Linnaeus) from California. Few morphological differences were detected between these taxa.
Language eng
Field of Research 060808 Invertebrate Biology
060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
060307 Host-Parasite Interactions
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30055331

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