Volume 22, Number 4—April 2016
Definitive Hosts of Versteria Tapeworms (Cestoda: Taeniidae) Causing Fatal Infection in North America
|Host||GenBank accession no.†||Most similar to||% Similarity‡|
|Mink||KT223036||Alaria alata||91.2 (HM022221)|
|Raccoon||KT223037||Baylisascaris procyonis||100.0 (KC172104)|
|Long-tailed weasel||KT223038||Parafilaroides normani||89.6 (KJ801815)|
|Skunk||KT223039||Taenia crassiceps||86.9 (EU544549)|
|Mink||KT223040||Toxascaris leonina||93.1 (JF780951)|
*Only samples with parasite eggs resembling those of cestodes were tested; mink samples were from a local wildlife rehabilitation center. Sequences matching noncestode parasites indicate nonspecificity of PCR primers; results do not exclude the possibility of mixed infections. cox1, cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1.
†For parasite sequences newly generated during this study.
‡Nucleotide similarity to the most similar sequence in GenBank (accession no. in parentheses) as of June 26, 2015.
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