Abstract

DNA sequence comparisons are useful for characterizing proposed new parasite species or strains. Microfilariae with an atypical arrangement of nuclei behind the cephalic space have been recently described in human blood samples from the Amazon region of Peru. Three blood specimens containing atypical microfilariae were genetically characterized using three DNA markers (5S ribosomal DNA, 12S ribosomal DNA, and cytochrome oxidase I). All atypical microfilariae were clustered into the Mansonella group and indistinguishable from M. ozzardi based on these DNA markers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-494
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

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