Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Onchocerca Interbreeds

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4787

The African cattle species Onchocercaochengi and O. sp. siisa are both transmitted by Simulium damnosum black flies. Studies showed that both interbreed freely with each other and thus are probably merely strains of a single species.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany