Microsatellite markers for the human nematode parasite Ascaris lumbricoides: Development and assessment of utility

Charles D. Criscione, Joel D. Anderson, Kyle Raby, Dan Sudimack, Janardan Subedi, Dev R. Rai, Ram P. Upadhayay, Bharat Jha, Sarah Williams-Blangero, Timothy J.C. Anderson

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Abstract

We describe 35 microsatellite markers from the human parasitic nematode Ascaris lumbricoides. We found 7 sex-linked markers and demonstrate that 26 autosomal loci can be scored reliably. These markers have high genetic variability and provide the tools to address multiple questions concerning the epidemiology, fine-scale genetic structure, host specificity, and mating systems of this parasite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)704-708
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume93
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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