Repeated DNA elements in planarians of the Dugesia gonocephala group (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida)

Renata Batistoni, Cristina Filippi, Alessandra Salvetti, Maurizio Cardelli, Paolo Deri

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The results of the isolation of repetitive DNA elements in the genome of Dugesia etrusca, a species of the Dugesia gonocephala group, are reported. These sequences, about 1.4 kb long, represent only a part of longer interspersed genomic units (Del family) and appear to be limited to the genome of some planarians of this group, as indicated by a Southern blot analysis performed in different species and populations. The genomic relationships among different species and populations of the D. gonocephala group are discussed in relation to the results obtained in the present work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-146
Number of pages8
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Dugesia gonocephala group
  • Long interspersed elements
  • Repetitive DNA
  • Tricladida
  • Turbellaria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science


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