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Mansonella ozzardi

Mansonella ozzardi

a filarial parasite occurring in Yucatan, Panama, Colombia, northern Argentina, Guyana, french Guiana, and the islands of St. Vincent and dominica, causing mansonelliasis; the microfilariae are not ensheathed, and there are no nuclei in the pointed tail; the life cycle is similar to that of wuchereria bancrofti; humans are the only known definitive host, and the intermediate hosts are biting midges, Culicoides furens and possibly c. Paraensis.

Synonym: mansonella demarquayi, mansonella tucumana.


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... that Wolbachia is an endosymbiont of all these things listed. Note that mansonella streptocera is not on there but the ozzardi and perstans is. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/Browser/wwwtax.cgi?mode=Undef&id=952&lvl=3&keep=1&srchmode=1&unlock ...

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