Acanthocheilonema perstans

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Acanthocheilonema perstans

[ə‚kan·thə‚kī·lə′nē·mə ′pərs·təns]
(invertebrate zoology)
A tropical filarial worm, parasitic in humans.
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An ELISA that uses antigens of Acanthocheilonema vitae nematodes is available but is not specific for Mansonellaspp.
Further evidence comes from 454 pyrosequencing that identified Wolbachia genes in two naturally Wolbachia-free filarial nematodes: Acanthocheilonema viteae and Onchocerca flexuosa (McNulty et al.
Similarities to Wuchereria, Brugia, Mansonella, Dirofilaria, and Acanthocheilonema were lower, ranging from 75% to 80%.