A1 Journal article (refereed)
Redescription and phylogenetic analysis of the type species of the genus Panagrellus Thorne, 1938 (Rhabditida, Panagrolaimidae), P. pycnus Thorne, 1938, including the first SEM study (2021)


Abolafia, J., & Vecchi, M. (2021). Redescription and phylogenetic analysis of the type species of the genus Panagrellus Thorne, 1938 (Rhabditida, Panagrolaimidae), P. pycnus Thorne, 1938, including the first SEM study. Journal of Nematology, 53, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.21307/jofnem-2021-080


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All authors or editors: Abolafia, Joaquín; Vecchi, Matteo

Journal or series: Journal of Nematology

ISSN: 0022-300X

eISSN: 2640-396X

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 53

Pages range: 1-20

Publisher: Exeley, Inc.

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/jofnem-2021-080

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78022


Abstract

The identity of Panagrellus pycnus, the type species of the genus Panagrellus, is discussed after studying specimens from a cultured population collected in Italy that fits the original material of the species. A new characterization is consequently provided as follows: body 0.93–1.32 mm long, lip region continuous with the adjoining body, stoma with gymnostom very reduced, pharynx with not swollen metacorpus, neck 161–203 µm long, excretory pore at level of the metacorpus, post-vulval uterine sac 99–162 µm long or 2.6–3.8 times as long as the body diameter divided in a short tubular proximal part and a long swollen distal part, vulva post-equatorial (V = 63–69), female tail conical elongate with acute terminus (133–170 µm, c = 6.8–8.1, c’ = 4.9–7.0), male tail conical elongate with acute terminus (104–137 µm, c = 7.8–10.9, c’ = 3.6–5.1), and spicules 70–81 µm long having angular hook-like and very curved ventrad lamina ending in a spatulate tip with a refringent forked axis. The evolutionary relationships of this species and the genus Panagrellus, as derived from the analyses of 18S and 28S rDNA fragments, are discussed. Additionally, the phylogenetic relationships among the members of the infraorder Panagrolaimomorpha is studied, being the genus Tarantobelus transferred to the family Panagrolaimidae and the new subfamily Tarantobelinae n. subfam. is proposed to accommodate it.


Keywords: nematodes; morphology (biology); phylogeny; systematics

Free keywords: description; molecular analysis; morphology; phylogeny; SEM; tarantobelinae n. subfam.; taxonomy


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