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ID: 708678.0, MPI für Entwicklungsbiologie / Abteilung 4 - Evolutionary Biology (R. Sommer)
Leptojacobus dorci n. gen., n. sp. (Nematoda: Diplogastridae), an Associate of Dorcus Stag Beetles (Coleoptera: Lucanidae)
Authors:Kanzaki, N.; Ragsdale, E. J.; Susoy, V.; Sommer, R. J.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2014-03
Title of Journal:Journal of Nematology
Journal Abbrev.:J Nematol
Issue / Number:1
Start Page:50
End Page:59
Sequence Number of Article:24644371
Review Status:Internal review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:A new species of diplogastrid nematode, Leptojacobus dorci n. gen., n. sp., was isolated from adults of the stag beetle Dorcus ritsemae (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) that were purchased from a pet shop in Japan. Leptojacobus n. gen. is circumscribed by a very thin, delicate body and by a small stoma with minute armature. A combination of other stomatal characters, namely the division of the cheilostom into adradial plates, the symmetry of the subventral stegostomatal sectors, and the presence of a thin, conical dorsal tooth, further distinguishes Leptojacobus n. gen. from other genera of Diplogastridae. Phylogenetic analysis of nearly full-length SSU rRNA sequences support the new species, together with an isolate identified previously as Koerneria luziae, to be excluded from a clade including all other molecularly characterized diplogastrids with teeth and stomatal dimorphism. Therefore, the new species will be of importance for reconstruction of ancestral character histories in Diplogastridae, a family circumscribed by a suite of feeding-related novelties.
Free Keywords:dimorphism; evolution; morphology; new genus; new species; novelty; phylogeny; stoma; taxonomy
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:MPI für Entwickungsbiologie
Affiliations:MPI für Entwicklungsbiologie/Abteilung 4 - Evolutionsbiologie (Ralf J. Sommer)
External Affiliations:Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Spemannstrasse 37, 72076 Tubingen, Germany.
Identifiers:ISSN:0022-300X (Print) 0022-300X (Linking) [ID No:1]
URL: [ID No:2]
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