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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Mardosaitė-Busaitienė, Dalytė;Radzijevskaja, Jana;Balčiauskas, Linas;Bratčikov, Maksim;Jurgelevičius, Vaclovas;Paulauskas, Algimantas
Title: Prevalence and diversity of Bartonella species in small rodents from coastal and continental areas
Is part of: Scientific reports [electronic resource]. London : Nature Publishing Group, 2019, vol. 9
Extent: p. 1-10
Date: 2019
Note: Article number: 12349
Keywords: B. rochalimae;B. tribocorum;B. coopersplainsensis;B. doshiae;Bartonella;Small rodents;B. grahamii;B. taylorii
Abstract: Worldwide, Bartonella infections are known to inflict a wide range of mammals and, within rodents alone, more than 20 Bartonella species have been detected. There is, however, a lack of studies on the presence of Bartonella spp. in rodents in the Baltic region. We analysed 580 individuals belonging to eight small rodent species trapped in coastal and continental areas of Lithuania during 2015–2016. The presence of Bartonella DNA was examined by real-time PCR targeting the ssrA gene. The molecular characterization of the bacteria strains was based on sequence analysis of two housekeeping genes (rpoB, groEL) and the intergenic spacer region (ITS). For the rodents overall, the prevalence of Bartonella spp. was 54.8%, while the prevalence figures for each of the individual species were 8.3% in M. musculus, 15.8% in A. agrarius, 33.3% in M. arvalis, 42.4% in M. glareolus, 53.4% in M. oeconomus, 57.5% in M. minutus, 79.6% in A. flavicollis to 80% in M. agrestis. Sequence analysis revealed that the Bartonella strains belonged to the B. grahamii, B. taylorii, B. rochalimae, B. tribocorum, B. coopersplainsensis and B. doshiae genogroups. The highest Bartonella infection rates and the highest species diversity were both detected in rodents captured in the coastal area. To our knowledge, these are the first reports of the presence of B. coopersplainsensis, B. doshiae and B. tribocorum in Lithuania
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Biologijos katedra
Gamtos tyrimų centras
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
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Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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