Analysis of sequence variation in Gnathostoma spinigerum mitochondrial DNA by single-strand conformation polymorphism analysis and DNA sequence

Ngarmamonpirat, C.; Waikagul, J.; Petmitr, S.; Dekumyoy, P.; Rojekittikhun, W.; Anantapruti, M.T.

Parasitology International 54(1): 65-68


ISSN/ISBN: 1383-5769
PMID: 15710553
DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2004.12.002
Accession: 004039119

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Morphological variations were observed in the advance third stage larvae of Gnathostoma spinigerum collected from swamp eel (Fluta alba), the second intermediate host. Larvae with typical and three atypical types were chosen for partial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene sequence analysis. A 450 bp polymerase chain reaction product of the COI gene was amplified from mitochondrial DNA. The variations were analyzed by single-strand conformation polymorphism and DNA sequencing. The nucleotide variations of the COI gene in the four types of larvae indicated the presence of an intra-specific variation of mitochondrial DNA in the G. spinigerum population.