Shaking the Tree: Multi-locus Sequence Typing Usurps Current Onchocercid (Filarial Nematode) Phylogeny
The data support the current hypothesis that the Oswaldofilariinae, Waltonellinae and IcosieLLinae subfamilies separated early from the remaining onchocercids, and Setariinae was recovered as a well separated clade.
Human ocular filariasis: further evidence on the zoonotic role of Onchocerca lupi
The results of this study suggest that O. lupi infestation is not an occasional finding but it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of other zoonotic helminths causing eye infestation in humans (e.g., D. immitis and Dirofilaria repens).
Cutaneous Distribution and Circadian Rhythm of Onchocerca lupi Microfilariae in Dogs
- D. Otranto, F. Dantas-Torres, H. Cortes
- Biology, MedicinePLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
- 1 December 2013
The detection of skin microfilariae in asymptomatic animals, suggests the potential role of these animals as carriers and reservoirs of O. lupi and their concentration in specific body regions, which are the best sites to collect skin samples for diagnostic purposes.
Review of the genus Mansonella Faust, 1929 sensu lato (Nematoda: Onchocercidae), with descriptions of a new subgenus and a new subspecies.
The elevation of Sandnema to full genus rank comprising the two species S. sunci and S. digitatum (Chandler, 1929) n.
Whence river blindness? The domestication of mammals and host-parasite co-evolution in the nematode genus Onchocerca.
Species diversity of dermal microfilariae of the genus Cercopithifilaria infesting dogs in the Mediterranean region
The great diversity of these neglected filarioids in dogs is of biological interest, considering the complex interactions occurring among hosts, ticks and Cercopithifilaria spp.
Two new nematode species of the genus Cosmocephalus Molin, 1858 (Spirurida: Acuariidae), with an amended generic diagnosis and an identification key to Cosmocephalus spp.
The generic diagnosis of Cosmocephalus is amended to include more comprehensive information on the morphology of the studied species and the presence of a single ventral ridge was recorded in males anterior to the caudal bursa.
Intraperitoneal development of the filarial nematode Brugia malayi in the Mongolian jird (Meriones unguiculatus)
- Yasen Mutafchiev, O. Bain, Z. Williams, J. Mccall, M. Michalski
- BiologyParasitology Research
- 25 March 2014
In intraperitoneal development of the FR3 strain of Brugia malayi in Mongolian jirds, the final molt occurred considerably later and lasted longer than those reported for subcutaneous B. pahangi models.
7.21 Order Spirurida
Meteterakis saotomensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Heterakidae) from Schistometopumthomense (Bocage) (Gymnophiona: Dermophiidae) on São Tomé Island
The new species is characterised by a head with three rounded lips, not set-off from the body, the absence of interlabia and cordons, females with a long vagina and males with a preanal sucker, surrounded by a cuticularised rim and caudal alae that are supported by fleshy papilla.