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Volume 20, Number 4—April 2014

Research

Gnathostoma spinigerum in Live Asian Swamp Eels (Monopterus spp.) from Food Markets and Wild Populations, United States

Rebecca A. Cole, Anindo Choudhury, Leo G. Nico, and Kathryn M. Griffin
Author affiliations: US Geological Survey–National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (R.A. Cole, K.M. Griffin); St. Norbert College, DePere, Wisconsin, USA (A. Choudhury); US Geological Survey–Southeast Ecological Science Center, Gainesville, Florida, USA (L.G. Nico)

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Table 2

Hooklet numbers from the 4 rows of the cephalic bulbs of AL3 Gnathostoma sppand corresponding GenBank sequences collected from live Asian eels from market and wild populations in the United States*

Eel species, individual no., collection site,† tissue infected‡, AL3 Row 1 Row 2 Row 3 Row 4 Species identification and 
accession no.
Mc 3 G 46 46 49 51 G. spinigerum KF648531
Mc 9 L, a 49 50 ND ND G. spinigerum KF648532
Mc 9 L, b 48 53 55 56 G. spinigerum KF648533
Mc 9 L, c 42 45 43 52 G. spinigerum KF648534
Mc 9 L, d 43 44 47 49 G. spinigerum
Mc 9 L, e 43 49 50 52 G. spinigerum
Mc 9 L, f 45 49 50 52 G. spinigerum
Mc 9 L, g 43 44 49 51 G. spinigerum
Mc 10 L 42 47 48 54 G. spinigerum
Mc 11 L 40 44 50 44 G. spinigerum
Mc 12 L 44 41 45 49 G. spinigerum
Mc 17 L, a 45 43 45 50 G. spinigerum
Mc 17 L, b 44 48 49 50 G. spinigerum
Mc 17 L, c 41 44 47 49 G. spinigerum
Mc 17 L, d ND ND ND ND G. spinigerum KF648535
Mc 17 K 43 44 44 46 G. spinigerum
Mc 21 G 42 45 47 52 G. spinigerum KF648536
Mc 26 M 33 39 40 53 G. spinigerum
Mc 28 K 43 47 50 54 G. spinigerum KF648552
Mc 28 M 42 43 45 46 G. spinigerum KF648551
Mc 30 G 40 43 42 47 G. spinigerum KF648550
Mc 32 M 44 45 50 G. spinigerum KF648553
Mc 37 L 42 47 50 54 G. spinigerum KF648549
Mc 58 M, a ND ND 44 52 G. spinigerum KF648542
Mc 58 M, b 46 49 51 52 G. spinigerum KF648540
Mc 58,G, c 45 47 50 52 G. spinigerum KF648541
Mc 59 G, a 47 48 47 52/53 G. spinigerum KF648538
Mc 59 G, b 48 50 52 55 G. spinigerum KF648539
Mc 59 M, c
42
46
47
52
G. spinigerum KF648537
Mean ± SD 41.8 ± 3.2 45.9 ± 3.0 47.6 ± 3.3 51 ± 2.9 G. spinigerum (this study)
Mean
42.9 ± 2.4
44.3 ± 2.0
44.9 ± 3.4
49.0 ± 2.9
G. spinigerum
Ma 48 M, 2a 35 37 37 44 G. turgidum KF648547
Ma 48 M,1a 36 34 37 42 G.turgidum KF648548
Ma 48 M, b 32 39 40 48 G. turgidum KF648546
Ma 48 M, c 37 40 41 45 G. turgidum KF648545
Ma 49 M, a
35
37
36
42
G. turgidum KF648544
Mean ± SD 35 ± 1.9 37.4 ± 2.3 38.2 ± 2.2 44.2 ± 2.5 G. turgidum (this study)
Mean ± SD
30.8 ± 2.8
34.0 ± 2.4
36.7 ± 3.6
39.6 ± 2.7
G. turgidum
Ma 54 A,K 36 38 36 36 G. lamothei (this study) KF648543

*AL3, advanced larval stage 3; Mc, Monopterus cuchia; G, gut; L, liver; ND, not determined; K, kidney; M, muscle; Ma, M. albus. Letters after tissue type indicate that multiple larvae were found in 1 sample.
†See (29).
‡See (28).

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