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      Serological update and molecular characterization of Dirofilaria immitis in dogs, South Korea

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      Research in Veterinary Science

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          Eighty-one dogs in the Chungnam province were tested for heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) infection by ELISA (SNAP test, IDEXX Laboratories, Maine, USA). Seventeen (20.9%) of the 81 samples were found to be positive and further analyzed by 16S rRNA sequencing. In this study, all dogs tested lived outdoors. Using the chi(2) test and Fisher's exact test, no significant differences in the prevalence of dirofilariasis were observed among different gender and age groups, although the prevalence of this disease among dogs 2-4yrs of age remains highest. Sequence analysis revealed that the species prevalent in Chungnam province were genetically distinct from the type strain of D. immitis based on the nucleotide deletion found at position nt 276 (cytosine) and nucleotide substitution at position 428 (G to A) of the partial 16S rRNA sequence of the type strain. Furthermore, phylogenetic analysis suggests at least 2 groups of D. immitis circulating in the Chungnam area between the year 2007 and 2008. Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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          Journal
          Research in Veterinary Science
          Research in Veterinary Science
          Elsevier BV
          00345288
          June 2010
          June 2010
          : 88
          : 3
          : 467-469
          Article
          10.1016/j.rvsc.2009.10.007
          19942240
          © 2010

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