Restriction Endonuclease Analysis of Anisakis Genome

  • K. Sugane


Many reports have accumulated on the human infection with the marine nematode, genus Anisakis. However, infection by certain other genera of marine Anisakine nematodes, including Terranova and Contracaecum have also been reported from Japan and other countries [1]-[4]. These infections have also been called anisakiasis. Many researchers have noted that the frequent presence of Anisakis and other Anisakinae larvae in the same individual host (e.g. codfish), has produced considerable taxonomic confusion [5] and that the relationships between these larvae and their adult worms are conjectural, although some indirect evidence has been provided by the analysis of isozymes or allozymes and physicochemical properties of haemoglobins [6,7] Furthermore, it should be clarified whether or not phenotypic variations in same species of Anisakis larvae are present.


Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Adult Worm Restriction Endonuclease Analysis Restriction Fragment Length Polymorph Paratenic Host 
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