Venue: Yangyang, South Korea
>>Abstracts of My Lab
(1) The genetic analysis on ancient Ascaris discovered from archaeological sites in South Korea.
Chang Seok Oh1, Jong Ha Hong1, Min Seo2, Dong Hoon Shin1
1Department of Anatomy, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea
2Department of Parasitology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Korea
In paleoparasitological study, the genetic research on ancient Ascaris found in archaeological samples is very useful for physical anthropologists to elucidate the ancient-to-modern secular changes in parasitic infection pattern. However, the data on ancient Ascaris obtained up to now were too insufficient to reconstruct comprehensive evolutionary history of Ascaris spp. In this regard, we tried to get in much information on the genetic traits of ancient Ascaris by molecular studies on the archaeological samples. We analyzed Ascaris ancient DNA with various mul…