Onchocercidae

On·cho·cer·ci·dae

(ong'kō-ser'ki-dē),
A family of nematode parasites (superfamily Filarioidea) characterized by production of microfilariae; it includes the genera Onchocerca, Wuchereria, Brugia, Loa, and Mansonella.
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Molecular analysis of the nematode partial 18S ribosomal RNA gene revealed that the gene detected in the lung of the necropsied hen was positioned in the group of the family Onchocercidae in the phylogenetic tree.
Oksanen, "Vectors and transmission dynamics for Setaria tundra (Filarioidea; Onchocercidae), a parasite of reindeer in Finland," Parasites & Vectors, vol.
A new species of Dipetalonema (Filarioidea: Onchocercidae) from Ateles chamek from the Beni of Bolivia.
Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae): an experimental and natural host of Dirofilaria immitis (Filarioidea: Onchocercidae) in Florida, USA.
Onchocercidae consist a nematode family composed forMacdonaldius Khana, 1933, Oswaldofilaria Travassos, 1933, Piratuba Lent and Freitas, 1921 and Piratuboides Bain and Sulahian, 1974 which infecting essentials carnivorous reptiles (Avila and Silva, 2010).
Case report: first evidence of human zoonotic infection by Onchocerca lupi (Spirurida, Onchocercidae).
2000: Phylogeny of species of the genus Litomosoides (Nematatoda: Onchocercidae): evidence of rampant host switching.
(2009/2010) relatam que, no Brasil, o mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus Say 1823 (Culicidae) e responsavel pela transmissao da Wichereria bancrofti (Cobbold, 1877) (Onchocercidae), o agente etiologico da filariose brancroftiana, e tambem um potencial vetor para o Virus do Oeste do Nilo (VNO), que e originario da Africa e pode acometer o homem, causando desde febre, dores de cabeca, mialgias, encefalite severa e ate meningite.
First record of Dirofilaria immitis (Spirurida: Onchocercidae) in coyotes of Mexico.
Transferrin in the mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae), up-regulated upon infection and development of the filarial parasite, Wuchereria bancrofti (Cobbold) (Spirurida: Onchocercidae).
Development of lymphatic filarial parasite Wuchereria bancrofti (Spirurida: Onchocercidae) in mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) fed artificially on microfilaremic blood.
For example, members of the genus Setaria (Filarioidea: Onchocercidae) are found in the abdominal cavity of artiodactyls (especially Bovidae), equids, and hyracoids.