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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2012

Population genetic structure of Ascaridia galli re-emerging in non-caged laying hens

Höglund, Johan; Morrison, David; Engström, Annie


Conclusions: The investigated A. galli populations were not strongly differentiated, indicating that they have undergone a genetic bottlenecking and subsequent drift. This supports the view that the investigated farms have been recently colonized, and that new flocks are reinfected upon arrival with a stationary infection.


AFLP; Ascaridia galli; Nematoda; Parasite infection; Population genetics; Network analysis

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Parasites and Vectors
2012, Volume: 5, number: 97, pages: 1-8