Comparison of the DNA sequences and secondary structure of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene of Ixodes kingi, Ixodes sculptus and Ixodes angustus

TitleComparison of the DNA sequences and secondary structure of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene of Ixodes kingi, Ixodes sculptus and Ixodes angustus
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsAnstead, CA, Chilton, NB
JournalMolecular and Cellular Probes
Volume28
Start Page155
Issue4
Date PublishedAugust 2014
Keywordsbiology, DNA, ixodes, ticks
Abstract

The results of the phylogenetic analyses revealed that I. kingi, I. sculptus and I. angustus were placed in a clade with some other species of the subgenera Pholeoixodes and Ixodiopsis. In addition, individuals of I. sculptus from Saskatchewan (Canada) and Colorado (USA) did not form a monophyletic clade, suggesting the possible existence of cryptic species.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890850814000085
DOI10.1016/j.mcp.2014.02.001