D T J Littlewood

Summary

Affiliation: The Natural History Museum
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evidence for the co-existence of separate strains or species of Ligula in Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland
    P D Olson
    Department of Zoology, The National History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK
    J Helminthol 76:171-4. 2002
  2. pmc Assessment of the genetic relationship between Dictyocaulus species from Bos taurus and Cervus elaphus using complete mitochondrial genomic datasets
    Robin B Gasser
    Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Parasit Vectors 5:241. 2012
  3. pmc Next generation sequencing and comparative analyses of Xenopus mitogenomes
    Rhiannon E Lloyd
    Julius L Chambers Biomedical Biotechnology Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, North Carolina Central University, 1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    BMC Genomics 13:496. 2012
  4. pmc Complete mitochondrial genomes of Taenia multiceps, T. hydatigena and T. pisiformis: additional molecular markers for a tapeworm genus of human and animal health significance
    Wan Zhong Jia
    Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Key Laboratory of Zoonoses of Ministry of Agriculture, State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS, Lanzhou, Gansu Province 730046, The People s Republic of China
    BMC Genomics 11:447. 2010
  5. pmc Using 454 technology for long-PCR based sequencing of the complete mitochondrial genome from single Haemonchus contortus (Nematoda)
    Aaron R Jex
    Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria, 3030, Australia
    BMC Genomics 9:11. 2008
  6. pmc The mitochondrial genomes of Ancylostoma caninum and Bunostomum phlebotomum--two hookworms of animal health and zoonotic importance
    Aaron R Jex
    Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
    BMC Genomics 10:79. 2009
  7. pmc The phylogenetic position of Acoela as revealed by the complete mitochondrial genome of Symsagittifera roscoffensis
    Adina Mwinyi
    Department of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Bonn, An der Immenburg 1, 53121 Bonn, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 10:309. 2010
  8. pmc A common origin of complex life cycles in parasitic flatworms: evidence from the complete mitochondrial genome of Microcotyle sebastis (Monogenea: Platyhelminthes)
    Joong Ki Park
    Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Chungbuk 361 763, Republic of Korea
    BMC Evol Biol 7:11. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint The complete mitochondrial genomes of Schistosoma haematobium and Schistosoma spindale and the evolutionary history of mitochondrial genome changes among parasitic flatworms
    D Timothy J Littlewood
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 39:452-67. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Platyhelminth systematics and the emergence of new characters
    D T J Littlewood
    Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Parasite 15:333-41. 2008

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Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Evidence for the co-existence of separate strains or species of Ligula in Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland
    P D Olson
    Department of Zoology, The National History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK
    J Helminthol 76:171-4. 2002
    ..The co-existence of separate strains or species of Ligula in Lough Neagh probably resulted from the introduction of R. rutilus to these waters, correlated with an increase in the number of great crested grebes (Podiceps cristatus)...
  2. pmc Assessment of the genetic relationship between Dictyocaulus species from Bos taurus and Cervus elaphus using complete mitochondrial genomic datasets
    Robin B Gasser
    Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Parasit Vectors 5:241. 2012
    ..cf. eckerti from red deer (Cervus elaphus), used mt datasets to assess the genetic relationship between these and related parasites, and predicted markers for future population genetic or molecular epidemiological studies...
  3. pmc Next generation sequencing and comparative analyses of Xenopus mitogenomes
    Rhiannon E Lloyd
    Julius L Chambers Biomedical Biotechnology Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, North Carolina Central University, 1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    BMC Genomics 13:496. 2012
    ..Here we validate two approaches, which combine long-PCR with Roche 454 pyrosequencing technology, to obtain two complete mitochondrial genomes from individual amphibian species...
  4. pmc Complete mitochondrial genomes of Taenia multiceps, T. hydatigena and T. pisiformis: additional molecular markers for a tapeworm genus of human and animal health significance
    Wan Zhong Jia
    Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Key Laboratory of Zoonoses of Ministry of Agriculture, State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS, Lanzhou, Gansu Province 730046, The People s Republic of China
    BMC Genomics 11:447. 2010
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  5. pmc Using 454 technology for long-PCR based sequencing of the complete mitochondrial genome from single Haemonchus contortus (Nematoda)
    Aaron R Jex
    Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria, 3030, Australia
    BMC Genomics 9:11. 2008
    ..We validate this approach by comparison with mt sequences from publicly available expressed sequence tag (EST) and genomic survey sequence (GSS) data sets...
  6. pmc The mitochondrial genomes of Ancylostoma caninum and Bunostomum phlebotomum--two hookworms of animal health and zoonotic importance
    Aaron R Jex
    Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
    BMC Genomics 10:79. 2009
    ..Mitochondrial (mt) genes are known to provide useful population markers for hookworms, but mt genome sequence data are scant...
  7. pmc The phylogenetic position of Acoela as revealed by the complete mitochondrial genome of Symsagittifera roscoffensis
    Adina Mwinyi
    Department of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Bonn, An der Immenburg 1, 53121 Bonn, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 10:309. 2010
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  8. pmc A common origin of complex life cycles in parasitic flatworms: evidence from the complete mitochondrial genome of Microcotyle sebastis (Monogenea: Platyhelminthes)
    Joong Ki Park
    Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Chungbuk 361 763, Republic of Korea
    BMC Evol Biol 7:11. 2007
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint The complete mitochondrial genomes of Schistosoma haematobium and Schistosoma spindale and the evolutionary history of mitochondrial genome changes among parasitic flatworms
    D Timothy J Littlewood
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 39:452-67. 2006
    ..Denser and wider taxon sampling of mt genomes across the Platyhelminthes will validate these putative characters...
  10. ncbi request reprint Platyhelminth systematics and the emergence of new characters
    D T J Littlewood
    Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Parasite 15:333-41. 2008
    ..I present a brief review of existing and potential sources of phylogenetic characters and discuss their likely value in the context of the systematics and diagnostics of parasitic flatworms...
  11. ncbi request reprint The complete mitochondrial genome of the bird schistosome Trichobilharzia regenti (Platyhelminthes: Digenea), causative agent of cercarial dermatitis
    Bonnie L Webster
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
    J Parasitol 93:553-61. 2007
    ..g., T. regenti characterized in this study, but also numerous species within the predominant group of visceral (blood dwelling) bird schistosomes...
  12. doi request reprint A molecular phylogeny of bryozoans
    Andrea Waeschenbach
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:718-35. 2012
    ..We discuss the extent of non-bryozoan contaminant sequences deposited in GenBank and their impact on the reconstruction of metazoan phylogenies and those of bryozoan interrelationships...
  13. ncbi request reprint A phylogeny based on three mitochondrial genes supports the division of Schistosoma intercalatum into two separate species
    R A Kane
    Biomedical Parasitology Division, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
    Parasitology 127:131-7. 2003
    ..The 'original' S. intercalatum now falls relatively basal in the S. haematobium group, while the proposed new species is more derived and sister taxon to S. bovis and S. curassoni...
  14. ncbi request reprint Making the most of mitochondrial genomes--markers for phylogeny, molecular ecology and barcodes in Schistosoma (Platyhelminthes: Digenea)
    M Z Zarowiecki
    Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Int J Parasitol 37:1401-18. 2007
    ..Comparative mitogenomics provides the basis of a rational approach to molecular marker selection and optimisation...
  15. doi request reprint On the position of Archigetes and its bearing on the early evolution of the tapeworms
    P D Olson
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, UK
    J Parasitol 94:898-904. 2008
    ..in the invertebrate host, and similar examples in members of the Spathebothriidea, are the result of progenesis and have little if any bearing on understanding the protocestode condition...
  16. doi request reprint Adding resolution to ordinal level relationships of tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) with large fragments of mtDNA
    Andrea Waeschenbach
    Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 63:834-47. 2012
    ..Also, Tetraphyllidea, although remaining paraphyletic with the inclusion of the Proteocephalidea, does not include the most derived cestodes; a result which has consistently been obtained with rDNA...
  17. doi request reprint First molecular estimate of cyclostome bryozoan phylogeny confirms extensive homoplasy among skeletal characters used in traditional taxonomy
    Andrea Waeschenbach
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, DC1 712, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 52:241-51. 2009
    ..The finding of numerous non-monophyletic taxa has implications for extinction rate assessment and for the use of fossil cyclostomes to calibrate molecular trees...
  18. ncbi request reprint The complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the monogenean Gyrodactylus thymalli (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea), a parasite of grayling (Thymallus thymallus)
    Laetitia Plaisance
    The Natural History Museum, Department of Zoology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1172, Blindern, NO 0318 Oslo, Norway
    Mol Biochem Parasitol 154:190-4. 2007
    ..Compared to the recently described mt DNA of the closely related G. salaris from Atlantic salmon from Signaldalselva, Norway, the mitochondrial genome of G. thymalli from Hnilec, Slovakia, differs on average by 2.2%...
  19. ncbi request reprint Added resolution among ordinal level relationships of tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) with complete small and large subunit nuclear ribosomal RNA genes
    Andrea Waeschenbach
    DC1 712, Parasitic Worms Division, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 45:311-25. 2007
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  20. ncbi request reprint The phylogeny of the Schistosomatidae based on three genes with emphasis on the interrelationships of Schistosoma Weinland, 1858
    A E Lockyer
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Parasitology 126:203-24. 2003
    ..ocellata and T. szidati, seem to be synonymous. The position of Orientobilharzia within the Schistosoma is confirmed, as is an Asian origin for the Schistosoma, followed by subsequent dispersal through India and Africa...
  21. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny and classification of the Digenea (Platyhelminthes: Trematoda)
    P D Olson
    Parasitic Worms Division, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Int J Parasitol 33:733-55. 2003
    ..Therefore, the membership of established higher taxa are emended, new taxa erected and a revised, phylogenetically based classification proposed and discussed in light of ontogeny, morphology and taxonomic history...
  22. ncbi request reprint Mitogenomics and phylogenomics reveal priapulid worms as extant models of the ancestral Ecdysozoan
    Bonnie L Webster
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Evol Dev 8:502-10. 2006
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  23. doi request reprint The complete mitochondrial genome of a turbinid vetigastropod from MiSeq Illumina sequencing of genomic DNA and steps towards a resolved gastropod phylogeny
    S T Williams
    Natural History Museum, Life Sciences Department, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD, UK Electronic address
    Gene 533:38-47. 2014
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  24. ncbi request reprint A molecular phylogeny of the Littorininae (Gastropoda: Littorinidae): unequal evolutionary rates, morphological parallelism, and biogeography of the Southern Ocean
    S T Williams
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, SW7 5BD, London, United Kingdom
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 28:60-86. 2003
    ..Within both Austrolittorina and Afrolittorina all sister-species divergences are estimated to fall in the range 10-47Ma, so that there is no evidence for speciation events in the Plio-Pleistocene...
  25. pmc Why barcode? High-throughput multiplex sequencing of mitochondrial genomes for molecular systematics
    M J T N Timmermans
    Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Nucleic Acids Res 38:e197. 2010
    ..The procedure could be employed routinely for mitochondrial genome sequencing at the species level, to provide improved species 'barcodes' that currently use the cox1 gene only...
  26. ncbi request reprint The mitochondrial genome of Gyrodactylus salaris (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea), a pathogen of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
    T Huyse
    Parasitic Worms Group, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Parasitology 134:739-47. 2007
    ..The completion of the mt genome offers the opportunity of defining new molecular markers for studying evolutionary relationships within and among gyrodactylid species...
  27. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny and evolution of developmental mode in temnopleurid echinoids
    Charlotte H Jeffery
    Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, University of Oregon, P O Box 5389, Charleston, OR 97420, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 28:99-118. 2003
    ..4-7.4 million years ago, apparently before the migration of Microcyphus to southern Australia. The switch to a nonplanktotrophic mode of development is unidirectional with no evidence of reversals...
  28. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships of Echinostoma Rudolphi, 1809 (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) and related genera re-assessed via DNA and morphological analyses
    A Kostadinova
    Department of Biodiversity, Central Laboratory of General Ecology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2 Gagarin Street, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
    Syst Parasitol 54:159-76. 2003
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  29. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the genus Gyrodactylus (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea) inferred from rDNA ITS region: subgenera versus species groups
    I Matejusova
    FRS Marine Laboratory, P O Box 101, Victoria Road, Aberdeen AB11 9DB, UK
    Parasitology 127:603-11. 2003
    ..The grouping of species based on the morphology of the ventral bar and marginal hooks seems to have sufficient power to infer relationships between the Gyrodactylus species...
  30. ncbi request reprint Validity reassessment of Trichobilharzia species using Lymnaea stagnalis as the intermediate host
    J Rudolfova
    Department of Parasitology, Charles University, Vinicna 7, 128 44, Prague 2, Czech Republic
    Parasitol Res 95:79-89. 2005
    ..ocellata. In addition, the description of T. szidati corresponds with the recently reported European T. ocellata isolates. Sequence analysis of the ITS region confirmed that they are identical...
  31. ncbi request reprint Morphological and molecular characterization of tetraphyllidean merocercoids (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) of striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) from the Western Mediterranean
    C Agusti
    Marine Zoology Unit, Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, University of Valencia, P O Box 22085, 46071 Valencia, Spain
    Parasitology 130:461-74. 2005
    ..All merocercoid specimens formed a clade together with Clistobothrium montaukensis. Based on the low degree of divergence, all specimens of this clade are predicted to be congeneric...
  32. ncbi request reprint Robinia aurata n. g., n. sp. (Digenea: Hemiuridae) from the mugilid Liza aurata with a molecular confirmation of its position within the Hemiuroidea
    P Pankov
    Central Laboratory of General Ecology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2 Gagarin Street, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
    Parasitology 133:217-27. 2006
    ..Finally, there was poor support for the distinct status of the Lecithasteridae and Hemiuridae, following previous suggestions based on different sequence data sets. A key to genera of the Bunocotylinae is presented...
  33. ncbi request reprint Bird schistosomes of wildfowl in the Czech Republic and Poland
    Jitka Rudolfová
    Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Parasitology, Vinicna 7, 128 44 Prague 2, Czech Republic
    Folia Parasitol (Praha) 54:88-93. 2007
    ..szidati Neuhaus, 1952, and an undetermined schistosome from the intestinal wall of Anas penelope L. The finding of T. szidati represents the first record of the parasite from natural final host since the species description...
  34. ncbi request reprint Characterization of the mitochondrial genome of Diphyllobothrium latum (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea) - implications for the phylogeny of eucestodes
    J K Park
    Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University Cheongju, Chungbuk 361 763, Republic of Korea
    Parasitology 134:749-59. 2007
    ..The complete mitochondrial genome provides a wealth of genetic markers which could be useful for identifying different life-cycle stages and for investigating their population genetics, ecology and epidemiology...
  35. ncbi request reprint Genetic diversity in the trypanorhynch cestode Tentacularia coryphaenae Bosc, 1797: evidence for a cosmopolitan distribution and low host specificity in the teleost intermediate host
    Harry W Palm
    Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Institute for Zoomorphology, Cell Biology and Parasitology, Universitatsstrasse 1, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Parasitol Res 101:153-9. 2007
    ..Implications for the zoogeographical distribution, host specificity of the species and future research are discussed...
  36. doi request reprint The mitochondrial genome of Gyrodactylus derjavinoides (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea)--a mitogenomic approach for Gyrodactylus species and strain identification
    Tine Huyse
    Laboratory of Animal Diversity and Systematics, Catholic University of Leuven, Ch Deberiotstraat 32, B3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Gene 417:27-34. 2008
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  37. ncbi request reprint Insight into the role of cetaceans in the life cycle of the tetraphyllideans (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda)
    F J Aznar
    Marine Zoology Unit, Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, University of Valencia, P O Box 22085, 46071 Valencia, Spain
    Int J Parasitol 37:243-55. 2007
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