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Morphological evidence for the systematic position of the order Muspiceida (Nematoda)

Spratt, David; Nicholas, Warwick

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Muspiceida are tiny, highly specialised nematodes parasitic as adults in the connective and organ tissues of vertebrates. Nine genera, six monotypic, are recognised in two families. Life cycles are unknown but modes of transmission have been widely discussed in the literature and postulated as occurring by cannibalism, cutaneous penetration or during lactation or grooming. The phylogenetic affinities and systematic rank of the Muspiceida have long been in doubt, some morphological features...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/92175
Source: Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia

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