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Fig. 3 | Parasites & Vectors

Fig. 3

From: Epidemiology of the lymphatic-dwelling filarioid nematode Rumenfilaria andersoni in free-ranging moose (Alces alces) and other cervids of North America

Fig. 3

Morphological and genetic characterization identifies moose filarioid as Setaria yehi. a Image of unidentified microfilaria observed in blood from Minnesota moose. Sample was stained with methylene blue and image taken under a bright light microscope at 200× magnification. Scale-bar: 20 μm. b Phylogenetic comparison of 18S rRNA sequences (796 base pairs) from unknown filarioid (black box) and other known filarioid parasites of ungulates, with history inferred using the Neighbor-Joining method and evolutionary distances computed using the Kimura 2-parameter method. Tree is drawn to scale. Bootstrap values (×1000) are shown above branches. GenBank accession numbers for all isolates are listed in Tables 1 and 3

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