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      Complete mitogenome of the dog cucumber tapeworm Dipylidium caninum (Cestoda, Dilepididae) from Southwest China

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          The cucumber tapeworm Dipylidium caninum (Cestoda, Dilepididae) is a common intestinal parasite of dogs and cats and can cause dipylidiasis in humans, especially in infants and children. In this study, the complete mitogenome of this tapeworm was sequenced using next-generation sequencing technology. The entire genome was 14,226 bp in size and encoded 36 genes, including 12 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, and 2 ribosomal RNA genes. The phylogeny revealed that D. caninum grouped with other species from the order Cyclophyllidea and separated from species of Pseudophyllidea. Within the Dipylidiidae, both dog-originated D. caninum were phylogenetic distinctiveness from cat-originated D. caninum, suggesting that D. caninum may represent a species complex. Altogether, the complete mitogenome of D. caninum sequenced here should contribute to a better understanding of the phylogenetic and taxonomic placement of this species.

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                Mitochondrial DNA B Resour
                Mitochondrial DNA B Resour
                Mitochondrial DNA. Part B, Resources
                Taylor & Francis
                22 July 2019
                : 4
                : 2
                : 2670-2672
                [a ]Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Sichuan Agricultural University , Chengdu, China;
                [b ]Institute of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University , Chengdu, China;
                [c ]Key Laboratory of Animal Disease and Human Health of Sichuan Province, College of Veterinary Medicine, Sichuan Agricultural University , Chengdu, China
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                These authors contributed equally to this work.

                CONTACT Yue Xie xyue1985@ 123456gmail.com Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Sichuan Agricultural University , Chengdu611130, China
                © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

                This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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                Research Article
                Mitogenome Announcement

                dipylidium caninum, mitogenome, phylogeny


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