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Fig. 2 | Parasites & Vectors

Fig. 2

From: Prevalence of Trypanosoma evansi in livestock in Palestine

Fig. 2

Phylogenetic tree based on partial DNA sequences of the 18S rRNA gene (237 bp) showing the relationship between the Palestinian T. evansi samples (n = 24) and the T. evansi sequences from Africa (n = 2), Asia (n = 4) and South America (n = 1) and T. brucei sequences (n = 3) from Africa on GenBank. The Palestinian strains are designated by red triangles. The red circles on the world map represent T. evansi, the red squares represent T. brucei, and the blue squares represent T. cruzi. The tree was constructed using the statistical UPGMA algorithm [43]. The numbers next to the branches represent the percentage of bootstrap values based on 1000 replicates [44]. The branch length scale is shown below the tree, indicating the evolutionary distance that was computed based on the maximum composite likelihood method; the unit is the number of base substitutions per site [41]. The tree was constructed using MEGA X [41]. Leishmania donovani from Sudan (MHOM/SD/00/Khartoum; GenBank: L38572.1) was used as the outgroup

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