The published small subunit rRNA (ssrRNA) gene sequences for Strongyloides ratti and Strongyloides stercoralis are remarkably divergent, particularly in the 5' 400 bases of the approximately 1700 base pair (bp) sequences. This level of divergence between species nominally in the same genus was unprecedented. We have redetermined the ssrRNA sequence of S. stercoralis and find that the published sequence is a chimaera of parasite and fungal segments. The true sequence for S. stercoralis ssrRNA is very similar to that of S. ratti.
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|Journal||Int J Parasitol|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|