Affiliation: Oita University
Fukuda M, Otsuka Y, Uni S, Bain O, Takaoka H. Genetic evidence for the presence of two species of Onchocerca from the wild boar in Japan. Parasite. 2010;17:33-7 pubmed
..5%. The CO1 sequences of O. sp. did not correspond to any of those deposited in the databases. Our study provides evidence that O. dewittei japonica and O. sp. are genetically different from each other. ..
Fukuda M, Takaoka H, Uni S, Bain O. Infective larvae of five Onchocerca species from experimentally infected Simulium species in an area of zoonotic onchocerciasis in Japan. Parasite. 2008;15:111-9 pubmed
..lienalis may include O. skrjabini too; the intermediary type II that may be O. gutturosa, or O. dewittei japonica, or the unnamed Onchocerca sp. of wild boar...
Fukuda M, Otsuka Y, Uni S, Bain O, Takaoka H. Molecular identification of infective larvae of three species of Onchocerca found in wild-caught females of Simulium bidentatum in Japan. Parasite. 2010;17:39-45 pubmed
..dewittei japonica and O. sp. was demonstrated for the first time. The present study strongly suggests that S. bidentatum plays a role as a vector in the transmission of zoonotic onchocerciasis due to O. dewittei japonica in Japan...