Maximum likelihood tree phylogram comparing 385 bp sequences of the 16S DNA sequences from
spp. deposited in GenBank®. The GenBank® accession numbers, animal source and country of origin from which the sequences were derived are included for each sequence. Bootstrap values higher than 60% are indicated. New sequences derived from the present study are marked in bold letters. The 385 bp sequences included in the phylogenetic analysis were formed by a combination of two non-overlapping 16S rRNA fragments amplified by the E.c-16S fwd/E.c-16S rev primers and EHR16SD/EHR16SR primers. 305 bp DNA sequences included in the phylogram from one fragment of the combined fragment sequences were deposited in GenBank® as accession numbers KP717550, KP717551 (R02B, R16B) for A. platys and KP717552 (07B_UE08) for E. canis.