Molecular evidence for the endosymbiont Wolbachia in a non-filaroid nematode, Angiostrongylus cantonensis.

@article{Tsai2007MolecularEF,
  title={Molecular evidence for the endosymbiont Wolbachia in a non-filaroid nematode, Angiostrongylus cantonensis.},
  author={Kun-Hsien Tsai and Chin-Gi Huang and L C Wang and Yi-Wen Yu and Wen-Jer Wu and Wei-June Chen},
  journal={Journal of biomedical science},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={607-15}
}
Wolbachia harbored by most filarial parasites, is critical to both embryogenesis and microfilarial development, and may lead to inflammation and pathogenesis in infected hosts. Based on alignment of the sequences from the wsp, ftsZ, and 16S rRNA genes, Wolbachia was demonstrated to exist in Angiostrongylus cantonensis, a non-filaroid nematode. Although the wsp gene may not be the best candidate for evolutionary analysis of Wolbachia, this gene has been sequenced from a broader coverage of the… CONTINUE READING

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