Ocular Filariasis in Human Caused by Breinlia (Johnstonema) annulipapillata Nematode, Australia
Anson V. Koehler
, Jennifer M.B. Robson, David M. Spratt, Joshua Hann, Ian Beveridge, Michael Walsh, Rodney McDougall, Mark Bromley, Anna Hume, Harsha Sheorey, and Robin B. Gasser
Author affiliations: University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia (A.V. Koehler, I. Beveridge, R.B. Gasser); Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (J.M.B. Robson, M. Walsh, R. McDougall, M. Bromley, A. Hume); Australian National Wildlife Collection, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (D.M. Spratt); Eastside Eye Specialist Care, Carindale, Queensland, Australia (J. Hann); St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (H. Sheorey)
Figure 2. Relationship of the novel Breinlia sp. taxon (bold type), the nematode species recovered from the eye of a human patient with ocular filariasis, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 2019, with representative sequences from members of the family Onchocercidae based on phylogenetic analysis. A) Small subunit of nuclear ribosomal RNA gene; B) cytochrome oxidase 1 gene. Data were compiled using the Bayesian inference method. Branch support given in posterior probability. Respective sequences for Mastophorus muris (outgroup) were included in the analyses. GenBank accession numbers are provided. Scale bars represent expected substitutions per site.
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