Understanding genetic diversity of the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica

M. Dosay-Akbulut, Alan Trudgett, Michael J Stanhope

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Economical breeding is important to obtain maximum gain from the breeding in the animal sector. The economic loss has to be eliminated or should be minimized. The liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica, present mostly in sheep and dairy cattle affect the yield of animals and even cause their death. To eliminate or minimize the impact of these parasites on the animals, it is important to understand the genetic diversity of the liver fluke populations and the relationship between parasite and host at regional bases. This research was carried out to determine diversity by sequence analysis of the mitochondrial ND1 gene and ribosomal ITS1 region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)774-778
Number of pages5
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry

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