genus Echinococcus

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A molecular phylogeny of the genus Echinococcus inferred from complete mitochondrialgenomes.
Hydatid disease is a zoonotic infection caused by the larval forms of tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus, largely Echinococcus granulosus, and is endemic in Mediterranean regions, South Africa, South America and the Middle East (1,2).
Species of the cestode genus Echinococcus cause echinococcosis with the two most important species being Ec.
The genus Echinococcus includes three species; Echinococcus multilocularis, Echinococcus vogeli and Echinococcus granulosus.
Tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus (Cestoda: Taeniidae) require two mammalian hosts to complete their life cycle.
Phylogenetic systematics of the genus Echinococcus (Cestoda: Taeniidae).
Subspecific variants or strains have been identified, and a review of the taxonomy of the genus Echinococcus (Thompson et al., 1995; Thompson, 2002) has been proposed.
Human Echinococcosis is a zoonotic infection caused by the tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus. Incidence in endemic areas ranges from 1-220 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
McManus, "Towards a taxonomic revision of the genus Echinococcus" Trends in Parasitology, vol.
The pattern of species and strains within the genus Echinococcus is complex and clear apprehension of the biology, epidemiology and interrelationships of organisms within the genus has been impeded by the lack of distinct boundaries between various strains and species when traditional methods of identification are used (2).
(1) The disease is caused by infection with larval stage of genus Echinococcus granulosus and E.multilocularis.
INTRODUCTION: Hydatid disease is caused by the tape worms of the genus Echinococcus. The infection occurs most commonly by Echinococcus granulosus presenting as unilocular cyst and less commonly by Echinococcus multilocularis presenting as multilocular cyst.
A novel phylogeny for the genus Echinococcus, based on nuclear data, challenges relationships based on mitochondrial evidence.