A molecular view of the superfamily dioctophymatoidea (Nematoda)

Anson V.A. Koehler, Eric P. Hoberg, Fernando Torres-Pérez, Joseph A. Cook

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Monophyly of the superfamily Dioctophymatoidea was assessed based on analyses of DNA sequence variation among 3 of 4 constituent genera (5 species). Represented is the first molecular phylogenetic evaluation of the Dioctophymatoidea using maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian inference of 18S nuclear DNA (786 base-pair [bp] segment) and mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase 1 (293 bp) genes. Dioctophymatoidea is monophyletic and includes a clade with Dioctophyme renale and Eustrongylides ignotus (Dioctophymatidae) as the sister of Soboliphyme baturini, Soboliphyme jamesoni, and Soboliphyme abei (Soboliphymatidae). Within Soboliphymatidae, S. baturini is the sister of S. jamesoni and S. abei.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-104
Number of pages5
JournalComparative Parasitology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • 18S
  • Cytochrome oxidase 1
  • Dioctophymatoidea
  • Dioctophyme renale
  • Eustrongylides ignotus
  • Nematode
  • Phylogenetic
  • Soboliphyme abei
  • Soboliphyme baturini
  • Soboliphyme jamesoni


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