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Acta Parasitologica, Vol.45, No. 4, 2000, 353-355
Kedra Aleksander H. (1), Swiderski Zdzislaw (1), Tkach Vasyl V. (1)(2), Rocki Boguslaw (1), Pawlowski Jan (3), Pawlowski Zbigniew (4) - Variability within NADH dehydrogenase sequences of Echinococcus multilocularis.

(1) W. Stefanski Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warszawa, Poland (; (2) Institute of Zoology, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, 15 B. Khmelnitsky Street, Kiev, MSP, 01601 Ukraine; (3) Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, 154 Route de Malagnou, CH-1224, Chene-Bougeries, Switzerland; (4) University of Medical Sciences, Dabrowskiego 79, 60-529 Poznan, Poland;

The paper describes the variability of the NADH dehydrogenase sequences of Echinococcus multilocularis from 4 fox isolates in Poland, in comparison with the previously described genetic variants of this species. Polish isolate was more similar to the isolate from Japan than to the genetic variants M1 and M2, both of which are found in Europe. The level of variability observed within ND1 sequences of E. multilocularis, is comparable with the variability reported for some pairs of most similar strains of E. granulosus (G1/G2, G2/G3, G1/G3, G6/G7).

KEY WORDS: Echinococcus multilocularis, partial ND1 sequences, genetic variability, red foxes, Poland
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