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Bartonella infections in fleas (Siphonaptera : Pulicidae) and lack of Bartonellae in ticks (Acari : Ixodidae) from Hungary

Sréter-Lancz, Z. and Tornyai, K. and Széll, Z. and Sréter, Tamás and Márialigeti, Károly (2006) Bartonella infections in fleas (Siphonaptera : Pulicidae) and lack of Bartonellae in ticks (Acari : Ixodidae) from Hungary. FOLIA PARASITOLOGICA, 53 (4). pp. 313-316. ISSN 0015-5683

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Abstract

Fleas (95 Pulex irritans, 50 Ctenocephalides felis, 45 Ctenocephalides canis) and ixodid ticks (223 Ixodes ricinus, 231 Dermacentor reticulatus, 204 Haemaphysalis concinna) were collected in Hungary and tested, in assays based on PCR, for Bartonella infection. Low percentages of P. irritans (4.2%) and C. felis (4.0%) were found to be infected. The groEL sequences of the four isolates from P. irritans were different from all the homologous sequences for bartonellae previously stored in GenBank but closest to those of Bartonella sp. SE-Bart-B (sharing 96% identities). The groEL sequences of the two isolates from C. felis were identical with those of the causative agents of cat scratch disease, Bartonella henselae and Bartonella clarridgeiae, respectively. The pap31 sequences of B. henselae amplified from Hungarian fleas were identical with that of Marseille strain. No Bartonella-specific amplification products were detected in C. canis, L ricinus, D. reticulatus and H. concinna pools.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: QUESTING ADULT; YERSINIA-PESTIS; PACIFICUS TICKS; BABESIA-MICROTI; RICKETTSIA-FELIS; MOLECULAR EVIDENCE; ANAPLASMA-PHAGOCYTOPHILUM; BORRELIA-BURGDORFERI; BURGDORFERI SENSU-LATO; IXODES-RICINUS TICKS
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QL Zoology / állattan
Q Science / természettudomány > QR Microbiology / mikrobiológia
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RZ Other systems of medicine / orvostudomány egyéb területei
SWORD Depositor: MTMT SWORD
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2013 13:53
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 13:53
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/6880

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