DNA Sequences of CO1 and ITS1 genes obtained from ancient Clonorchis sinensis eggs remained in Joseon Dynasty mummies
Jong Ha Hong1, Chang Seok Oh1,2, Min Seo3,*, Dong Hoon Shin1,2,*
1Laboratory of Bioanthropology, Paleopathology and History of Diseases, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; 2Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; 3Department of Parasitology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, South Korea; *Co-correspondences.
The parasitological information obtained from archaeological specimens can propose speculation about the parasite-infection patterns that prevailed in ancient societies. In this study, we thus analyzed Clonorchis sinensis (C. sinensis) DNA extracted from the ancient feces or liver of 16th-18th century Korean mu…