n. sp. (Adeleorina: Hepatozoidae) from the Japanese wild boar (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla).

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International journal for parasitology. Parasites and wildlife, ISSN: 2213-2244, Vol: 6, Issue: 3, Page: 354-360

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Yamamoto, Mizuki; Tokiwa, Toshihiro; Tobiume, Miki; Akamatsu, Shigeru; Matsuo, Kayoko; Moribe, Junji; Ike, Kazunori
Elsevier BV
Immunology and Microbiology; Agricultural and Biological Sciences; Medicine
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n. sp. is described from Japanese wild boars in Japan. The gamonts in the peripheral blood leukocytes were 11.6 ± 1.4 × 6.7 ± 1.3 μm in size. The meronts in the muscle tissues were 35.0-47.5 μm in length and 26.5-30 μm in width. A high rate (53.0%) of infection was found by nested PCR using muscle specimens from 181 wild boars captured in Tokushima, Japan. A phylogenetic analysis based on 18S rRNA gene sequences revealed that n. sp. detected in wild boars is closely related to spp. isolated from carnivores. This is the first description of a species belonging to the genus detected in ungulates.