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Table 4.

Microscopy measurements of Foleyella furcata microfilaria in Giemsa-stained blood smears under 400× magnification (as confirmed by PCR sequencing, see Fig. 3). n refers to the number of microfilaria measured per sample.

Host species Code n Foleyella furcata – Mean ± SD (min − max)
Length Width Area Perimeter
Furcifer lateralis ×43* 10 148.46 ± 10.83 (131.06 − 168.77) 6.93 ± 0.43 (5.92 − 7.59) 969.32 ± 101.36 (766.98 − 1106.76) 332.43 ± 23.37 (293.12 − 376.73)
Furcifer oustaleti md57* 10 155.88 ± 6.05 (144.31 − 168.24) 7.40 ± 0.47 (6.56 − 8.16) 1058.15 ± 52.58 (988.72 − 1156.45) 345.32 ± 15.85 (313.75 − 373.17)
md59 10 125.84 ± 11.92 (106.80 − 145.62) 5.95 ± 0.37 (5.12 − 6.70) 682.61 ± 98.77 (543.62 − 819.30) 288.45 ± 27.16 (248.42 − 329.20)
140.86 ± 8.99 (106.80 − 168.24) 6.68 ± 0.42 (5.12 − 8.16) 870.00 ± 75.68 (543.62 − 1156.45) 316.89 ± 21.52 (248.42 − 373.17)
Furcifer verrucosus ACZC1898 10 118.75 ± 9.06 (105.31 − 135.48) 5.51 ± 0.46 (4.64 − 6.40) 608.21 ± 76.41 (478.54 − 714.50) 264.17 ± 20.84 (235.38 − 299.71)
md56* 10 136.50 ± 17.88 (106.96 − 172.86) 6.34 ± 0.49 (5.76 − 7.24) 753.88 ± 154.45 (509.39 − 1076.02) 316.10 ± 49.67 (240.59 − 383.25)
×67 10 122.02 ± 3.92 (116.16 − 128.87) 6.00 ± 0.51 (5.12 − 7.04) 663.08 ± 58.64 (587.52 − 805.07) 276.46 ± 9.06 (258.61 − 286.48)
125.75 ± 10.29 (105.31 − 172.86) 5.95 ± 0.49 (4.64 − 7.24) 675.06 ± 96.50 (478.54 − 1076.02) 282.06 ± 22.84 (235.38 − 383.25)
Furcifer sp. md67 10 115.84 ± 13.01 (97.73 − 137.74) 5.40 ± 0.76 (4.00 − 6.56) 524.46 ± 83.49 (408.76 − 639.08) 267.21 ± 32.22 (219.58 − 319.37)
md68* 5 136.38 ± 26.72 (102.02 − 181.86) 6.18 ± 1.04 (4.16 − 7.04) 749.68 ± 195.57 (421.09 − 972.21) 303.14 ± 59.61 (231.40 − 407.32)
md70** 10 108.51 ± 6.15 (100.14 − 117.74) 4.34 ± 0.29 (4.00 − 4.80) 396.60 ± 36.37 (350.00 − 480.38) 245.40 ± 13.00 (225.58 − 263.99)
md71* 4 128.03 ± 6.83 (117.83 − 137.06) 6.24 ± 0.30 (5.76 − 6.58) 762.91 ± 73.76 (689.18 − 878.59) 281.34 ± 16.62 (256.14 − 302.82)
md87** 10 117.17 ± 7.93 (100.81 − 130.29) 5.70 ± 0.64 (4.22 − 6.40) 624.74 ± 59.61 (525.00 − 713.83) 264.65 ± 17.43 (229.24 − 294.14)
×46* 10 126.20 ± 7.80 (113.58 − 139.09) 6.23 ± 0.46 (5.44 − 6.88) 713.36 ± 55.59 (610.00 − 795.57) 283.11 ± 17.66 (257.93 − 311.08)
×47* 10 142.37 ± 12.93 (124.13 − 163.79) 5.96 ± 0.39 (5.50 − 6.56) 790.25 ± 102.58 (638.49 − 940.39) 317.31 ± 26.90 (278.56 − 360.18)
124.93 ± 11.62 (100.14 − 181.86) 5.72 ± 0.55 (4.00 − 7.04) 651.71 ± 86.71 (350.00 − 972.21) 280.31 ± 26.21 (219.58 − 407.32)
*

Some microfilaria displayed larger sheaths that were included in the measurements.

**

Many microfilaria were found in a coiled position, which complicates measurements and may explain lower values compared to the others. GenBank accession numbers are given in Figures 4 and 5.

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