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New record of Steinernema arenarium (Artyukhovsky) (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae) from Ukraine and a note on its distribution

Yegor Yakovlev, Jiří Nermut, Vladimír Půža, Vitaliy A. Kharchenko and Zdeněk Mráček
From the journal Acta Parasitologica

Abstract

During a survey of the biodiversity of entomopathogenic nematodes in Ukraine, a population of Steinernema arenarium, strain Ch, was recovered in the sensitive Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. In the present work, this strain was morphologically and molecularly characterised using light microscopy and the sequences of the ITS and D2-D3 region of the 28S rDNA. In addition, we sequenced the ITS and D2-D3 regions of four populations of S. arenarium from a laboratory collection. Phylogenetic analyses were performed and the phylogenetic structure and geographic distribution of S. arenarium are discussed.

Acknowledgments

Maryna Shkvyria and Denis Vishnevskiy are thanked for providing the opportunity of field study and help with sampling. The research was supported by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in the programme Czech-Israeli Cooperative Scientific Research, project 8G15006.

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Received: 2016-5-5
Revised: 2016-11-24
Accepted: 2016-12-16
Published Online: 2017-4-18
Published in Print: 2017-6-1

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