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The molecular and morphometrical description of a new diplozoid species from the gills of the Garra rufa (Heckel, 1843) (Cyprinidae) from Turkey - including a commentary on taxonomic division of Diplozoidae



Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Parasitology Research
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Faculty of Science

Field Zoology
Keywords Paradiplozoon bingolensis; new species; Monogenea; ITS2; Garra rufa; Murat river (Turkey)
Description The paper presents a description of Paradiplozoon bingolensis sp. n. from the gills of Garra rufa collected from the Göynük Stream, a tributary of the Murat River, Turkey. This is the first diplozoid species to be described from G. rufa. Molecular characterization based on variability of the second internal transcribed spacer (ITS2) of the ribosomal DNA region provided additional support of separation of this new species from the valid ones. Subsequent analysis demonstrated the uniqueness of this new parasite species and revealed uncertainties in the current taxonomic division of the Diplozoidae that are commented in the text.
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