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Research Article

Distinct Genetic Diversity of Oncomelania hupensis, Intermediate Host of Schistosoma japonicum in Mainland China as Revealed by ITS Sequences

  • Qin Ping Zhao,

    Affiliations: Department of Parasitology, School of Basic Medical Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, State Key Laboratory of Freshwater Ecology and Biotechnology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China

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  • Ming Sen Jiang,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, School of Basic Medical Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China

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  • D. Timothy J. Littlewood,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom

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  • Pin Nie mail

    pinnie@ihb.ac.cn

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Freshwater Ecology and Biotechnology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China

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  • Published: March 02, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000611

About the Authors

Qin Ping Zhao, Ming Sen Jiang
Department of Parasitology, School of Basic Medical Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
Qin Ping Zhao, Pin Nie
State Key Laboratory of Freshwater Ecology and Biotechnology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
D. Timothy J. Littlewood
Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: pinnie@ihb.ac.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: QPZ MSJ PN. Performed the experiments: QPZ. Analyzed the data: QPZ TJL. Wrote the paper: QPZ TJL. Wrote some of the manuscript: PN.