Yamada, Seitaro; Yoshida, Atushi; Yoshida, Keiko; Kuraishi, Takeshi; Hattori, Shosaku; Kai, Chieko; Nagai, Yumiko; Sakoda, Takeshi; Tatara, Masaya; Abe, Shintaro; Fukumoto, Shin-ichiro
Nematodes of the family Heligmonellidae (Heligmosomoidea; Trichostrongylina) reside in
the digestive tracts of rodents and lagomorphs. Although this family contains large
numbers of genera and species, genetic information on the Heligmonellidae is very limited.
We collected and isolated adult worms of three species in Japan that belong to the family
Heligmonellidae, namely Heligmonoides speciosus (Konno, 1963) Durette-Desset, 1970 (Hs)
from Apodemus argenteus, Orientostrongylus ezoensis Tada, 1975 (Oe) from Rattus
norvegicus and Lagostrongylus leporis (Schulz, 1931) (Ll) from Pentalagus furnessi, and
sequenced the entire internal transcribed spacer regions, ITS-1 and ITS-2 of ribosomal
DNA. ITS-1 of Hs, Oe and Ll was 426, 468 and 449 bp in length, and...