Endemic Angiostrongyliasis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Raquel O. Simões, Fernando A. Monteiro, Elizabeth Sánchez, Silvana C. Thiengo, Juberlan S. Garcia, Sócrates F. Costa-Neto, José L. Luque, and Arnaldo Maldonado
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (R.O. Simões, F.A. Monteiro, E. Sánchez, S.C. Thiengo, J.S. Garcia, S.F. Costa-Neto, A. Maldonado Jr.); Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Seropédica, Brazil (R.O. Simões, J.L. Luque)
Figure. Neighbor-joining phylogenetic tree based on Kimura 2-parameter (K2-p) distances that includes all Angiostrongylus COI sequences in GenBank and the sequences obtained from 3 Angiostrongylus specimens recovered from the pulmonary arteries of a naturally infected Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) from São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010. The specimens yielded 1 haplotype, which clustered together with the A. cantonensis haplotype from the People’s Republic of China with a low genetic distance (K2-p 0.038). Scale bar indicates 0.02 K2-p genetic distance.
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