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A New Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Method for Rapid, Simple, and Sensitive Detection of Leptospira spp. in Urine
A new loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) method to detect rrs, a 16S rRNA gene of pathogenic Leptospira spp. Expand
Molecular Genotyping of Anisakis Larvae in Middle Eastern Japan and Endoscopic Evidence for Preferential Penetration of Normal over Atrophic Mucosa
The genotype of Anisakis larvae endoscopically removed from Middle Eastern Japanese patients was investigated to determine whether mucosal atrophy affects the risk of penetration in gastric anisakiasis and whether patients with normal mucosa infection were more likely to exhibit clinical symptoms. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships of rat lungworm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, isolated from different geographical regions revealed widespread multiple lineages.
Lower genetic variation and particular geographical distribution of A. cantonensis in each location could indicate a founder effect, which may have resulted from multiple independent origins, and suggests that haplotypes migrated from endemic areas via human-related transportation. Expand
Baylisascaris potosis n. sp., a new ascarid nematode isolated from captive kinkajou, Potos flavus, from the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
A new nematode species is described from captive kinkajou, Potos flavus, from the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, which is phylogenetically distinct from all the members of the genus Baylisascaris and groups with B. procyonis and B. columnaris. Expand
Ranavirus in an outbreak of dermatophilosis in captive inland bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps).
This is the first report of dermatophilosis due to A. chelonae infection in lizards and the first description of a concurrent infection with a ranavirus. Expand
The first genetically confirmed case of Dioctophyme renale (Nematoda: Dioctophymatida) in a patient with a subcutaneous nodule.
PCR amplification and sequencing allowed us to identify the larva as the giant kidney worm, Dioctophyme renale, which is the first molecularly confirmed human case of a dermal D. renale infection. Expand
The Occurrence and Ape‐to‐Ape Transmission of the Entodiniomorphid Ciliate Troglodytella abrassarti in Captive Gorillas
It is concluded that zoo transport plays a major role in the distribution of T. abrassarti among captive gorillas. Expand
A New Entodiniomorphid Ciliate, Troglocorys cava n. g., n. sp., from the Wild Eastern Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) from Uganda
ABSTRACT. Troglocorys cava n. g., n. sp. is described from the feces of wild eastern chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii, in Uganda. This new species has a spherical body with a frontal lobe,Expand
The first report of peritoneal tetrathyridiosis in squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus).
Morphological observation and molecular analyses of the mitochondrial 12S ribosomal RNA gene and cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene sequences allowed us to identify the larva as the tetrathyridium of Mesocestoides sp. Expand
Gorilloflasca africana n.g., n.sp., (Entodiniomorphida) from wild habituated Virunga mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in Rwanda.
A new entodiniomorphid ciliate species, Gorilloflasca africana, is a member of the family Blepharocorythidae based on the non-retractable adoral ciliary zone, the frontal lobe, the large posterior cavity and the vestibular longitudinal kineties. Expand