Absence of Wolbachia endobacteria in the non-filariid nematodes Angiostrongylus cantonensis and A. costaricensis

@article{Foster2008AbsenceOW,
  title={Absence of Wolbachia endobacteria in the non-filariid nematodes Angiostrongylus cantonensis and A. costaricensis},
  author={Jeremy M. Foster and Sanjay Kumar and Louise Ford and Kelly L Johnston and Renata Ben and Carlos Graeff-Teixeira and Mark J Taylor},
  journal={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2008},
  volume={1},
  pages={31 - 31}
}
The majority of filarial nematodes harbour Wolbachia endobacteria, including the major pathogenic species in humans, Onchocerca volvulus, Brugia malayi and Wuchereria bancrofti. These obligate endosymbionts have never been demonstrated unequivocally in any non-filariid nematode. However, a recent report described the detection by PCR of Wolbachia in the metastrongylid nematode, Angiostrongylus cantonensis (rat lungworm), a leading cause of eosinophilic meningitis in humans. To address the… CONTINUE READING
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