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Table 3

Results of the molecular identification based on the partial 18S rRNA of lice: BLAST analysis and sequences deposited on the NCBI GenBank database.

Morphological identification N Molecular identification by BLAST (accession number) Identity level with GenBank Sequences deposited in GenBank 18S with accession numbers
Bovicola bovis b 17 Bovicola bovis (JX184911.1) 100% MH377332.1
Haematopinus eurysternus c 11 Haematopinus tuberculatus (GU569180.1) 99.21% MH377326.1
Linognathus vituli b 13 Linognathus vituli (JX401573.1) 99% MH377328.1
Solenopotes capillatus b 17 Solenopotes capillatus (JX184910.1) 100% MH377327.1
Bovicola ovis b 20 Bovicola ovis (GU569184.1) 100% MH377330.1
Bovicola caprae c 20 Bovicola bovis (JX184911.1) 99.79% MH377331.1
Linognathus africanus c 15 Linognathus vituli (JX401573.1) 95.86% MH377329.1
Menacanthus stramineus a 19 Menacanthus sp (AF385066.1) 99.79% MH377333.1
Menopon gallinae c 5 Menoponidae sp (JQ309930.1) 100% MH377334.1
Chelopistes meleagridis a 9 Rhynonirmus sp. (AF385048.1) 98.98% MH377335.1
Goniocotes gallinae a 5 Goniodes aff. dissimilis/gigas (AY077767.1) 97.69% MH469486.1
Goniodes gigas a 2 Goniodes aff. dissimilis/gigas(AY077767.1) 97.69% MH469487.1
Lipeurus caponis a 6 Rhynonirmus sp. (AF385048.1) 99.79% MH469485.1
13 species 159 / / /

N: Number of specimens used for molecular biology.

a

Species with sequences not available in GenBank.

b

Species with correct identification using the 18S rRNA gene.

c

Species with incorrect molecular identification.

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