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The mitochondrial genomes of Ancylostoma caninum and Bunostomum phlebotomum – two hookworms of animal health and zoonotic importance

Aaron R Jex1, Andrea Waeschenbach2*, Min Hu1, Jan A van Wyk3, Ian Beveridge1, D Timothy J Littlewood2 and Robin B Gasser1

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1 Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia

2 Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK

3 Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, 0110 Onderstepoort, South Africa

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BMC Genomics 2009, 10:79  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-79

Published: 11 February 2009

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Amino acid alignment of all nematode taxa used for phylogenetic analysis. Alignment output from Gblocks. The Gblocks server http://molevol.cmima.csic.es/castresana/Gblocks_server.html webcite was used to align the concatenated amino acids using the most conserved settings. Blocks of "XXXX" represent markers between genes and were not included in the analyses; parameters are listed at the end of the alignment. Gblocks selected 2837 positions (marked *) to be included. Gene partitions are in the following order: atp6, cox1, cox2, cox3, cytb, nad1, nad2, nad3, nad4, nad4L, nad5, nad6. The concatenated mt genomic sequences used in the alignment represent species of Mermithida (Agamermis sp., Thaumamermis cosgrovei and Strelkovimermis spiculatus), Ascardida (Anisakis simplex, Ascaris suum and Toxocara canis), Dorylaimida (Xiphenema americanum), Rhabditida (Caenorhabditis elegans, Steinernema carpocapsae and Strongyloides stercoralis), Spirurida (Brugia malayi, D. immitis and O. volvulus) and Strongylida (Ancylostoma caninum, Ancylostoma duodenale, Bunostomum phlebotomum, Cooperia oncophora, Haemonchus contortus and Necator americanus). The species used as outgroups are denoted in bold text.

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