First report of molecular and phylogenetic evaluation of Physaloptera praeputialis in naturally contaminated stray cats from India


Nematodes of the genus Physaloptera are globally distributed and infect a large number of hosts. Their life cycle includes orthopterans and coleopterans as intermediate hosts. The morphological characters alone are insufficient to detect and differentiate Physaloptera spp. from its congeners. Furthermore, molecular research are restricted to match them exactly. The current communication studies the primary molecular phylogenetic characterization of feline Physaloptera spp. from India based mostly on mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COX1) and small subunit ribosomal DNA (18S rDNA). The nematodes have been first remoted from the abdomen of grownup stray cats throughout necropsy examination. Primarily based on the gross and microscopic characters, the worms have been recognized as P. praeputialis. Morphological identification was additional confirmed by way of PCR concentrating on the barcode area of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (MT-COI) gene, utilizing nematode-specific primers cocktail adopted by species particular primers concentrating on partial COX1 and 18S rRNA genes.

Generated sequences have been submitted in NCBI GenBank (MW517846, MW410927, MW411349), and phylogenetic timber have been constructed utilizing the utmost probability methodology. In comparison with different sequences of Physaloptera species throughout the globe, the current isolates confirmed 85.6-97.7% and 97.3-99% nucleotide homology based mostly on COX1 and 18S rRNA gene, respectively. BLASTn evaluation revealed a robust id to different Physaloptera spp., and the phylogenetic tree positioned all Physaloptera spp. in the identical cluster. This research once more signifies the usefulness of molecular methods to substantiate the id of species that will lack satisfactory descriptions and impart new perception for the doubtless missed significance of P. praeputialis infections in felines.

Phylogenetic molecular evolution and recombination evaluation of full genome of human parechovirus in Thailand


Human parechovirus (HPeV), which is a member of the Picornavirus group of viruses, is a pathogen that’s reported to be related to manifestations that embody respiratory tract involvement, gastroenteritis, sepsis-like symptom, and central nervous system complication. Till now, nineteen genotypes have been recognized. The dearth of proofreading property of viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) along with recombination among the many intra- and inter-genotypes of the virus ends in excessive range. Nevertheless, information particular to the molecular evolutionary perspective of the entire genome of HPeV stays restricted. This research aimed to investigate the phylogenetic, molecular evolution, and recombination traits of the entire genome of HPeV strains remoted in Thailand throughout 2009-2012.

Fifty-eight samples that have been beforehand confirmed to be HPeV constructive after which evaluated for genotyping have been subjected to finish genome amplification to generate ten overlapping PCR fragments utilizing a set of in-house designed primers. The identical place of the viral genome was learn in triplicate utilizing direct Sanger sequencing. All samples have been labeled into the identical beforehand outlined genotypes in each whole-genome and VP1 phylogenic tree. Nevertheless, pattern B1091/HPeV14/2011 exhibited discordant grouping between whole-genome and VP1 on the phylogenetic tree. Bootscan evaluation revealed that B1091/HPeV14/2011 inherited from two genotypic viruses, together with VP1 from HPeV14, and the remainder of the genome from HPeV1B. The outcomes of this research present vital insights into the molecular evolution of and recombination within the viral genome of HPeV that may enhance and speed up our potential to develop remedy and prophylactic methods sooner or later.


A strong phylogenetic framework for members of the order Legionellales and its major genera (Legionella, Aquicella, Coxiella and Rickettsiella) based mostly on phylogenomic analyses and identification of molecular markers demarcating completely different clades


The order Legionellales incorporates a number of clinically vital microorganisms. Though members of this order are well-studied for his or her pathogenesis, there’s a paucity of dependable traits distinguishing members of this order and its constituent genera. Genome sequences at the moment are out there for 73 Legionellales species encompassing ≈90% of identified members from completely different genera. With the goal of understanding evolutionary relationships and figuring out dependable molecular traits which are particular for this order and its constituent genera, detailed phylogenetic and comparative analyses have been carried out on the protein sequences from these genomes.

A phylogenomic tree was constructed based mostly on 393 single copy proteins which are generally shared by the members of this order to delineate the evolutionary relationships amongst its members. In parallel, comparative analyses have been carried out on protein sequences from Legionellales genomes to determine novel molecular markers consisting of conserved signature indels (CSIs) which are particular for various clades and genera. Within the phylogenomic tree and in an amino acid id matrix based mostly on core proteins, members of the genera Aquicella, Coxiella, Legionella and Rickettsiella shaped distinct clades confirming their monophyly. In these research, Diplorickettsia massiliensis exhibited an in depth relationship to members of the genus Rickettsiella.

The outcomes of our comparative genomic analyses have recognized 59 extremely particular molecular markers consisting of CSIs in numerous proteins which are uniquely shared by completely different members of this order. 4 of those CSIs are particular for all Legionellales species, besides the 2 deeper-branching “Candidatus Berkiella” species, offering means for figuring out members of this order in molecular phrases. Twenty 4, 7 and 6 CSIs are uniquely shared by members of the genera Legionella, Coxiella and Aquicella, respectively, figuring out these teams in molecular phrases.

The descriptions of those three genera are emended to incorporate info for his or her novel molecular traits. We additionally describe 12 CSIs which are uniquely shared by D. massiliensis and completely different members of the genus Rickettsiella. Primarily based on these outcomes, we’re proposing an integration of the genus Diplorickettsia with Rickettsiella. Three different CSIs recommend that members of the genera Coxiella and Rickettsiella shared a typical ancestor unique of different Legionellales. The described molecular markers, as a result of their exclusivity for the indicated taxa/genera, present vital means for the identification of those clinically vital microorganisms and for locating novel properties distinctive to them.


Jerry Martin