Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/104322
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);Zoologija / Zoology (N014)
Author(s): Matulaitytė, Vesta;Paulauskas, Algimantas;Bratčikov, Maksim;Radzijevskaja, Jana
Title: New record of Rickettsia vini in Ixodes lividus ticks from Lithuania
Is part of: Ticks and tick-borne diseases. Amsterdam : Elsevier B.V., 2020, vol. 11, iss. 3
Extent: p. 1-5
Date: 2020
Note: art. nr. 101372
Keywords: R. vini;Babesia venatorum;I. lividus;Sand martin;Baltic countries
Abstract: Ixodes lividus Koch, 1844 (Ixodida: Ixodidae) ticks are parasites specific to the sand martin (Riparia riparia). The distribution range of I. lividus covers Europe and Asia and they are found wherever sand martins nest. Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto, Borrelia garinii and Rickettsia vini have recently been detected in I. lividus ticks in Central Europe. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of Rickettsia spp. (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae) and Borrelia spp. (Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae) in I. lividus ticks in Lithuania. A total of 2622 non-engorged I. lividus from two different colonies comprising 40 sand martin nests were collected in Lithuania in 2013 and 2015. Rickettsial DNA was detected in 106 of the 117 pooled larvae samples, in all examined seven nymphs, four females and one male specimen. Sequence analysis of partial gltA, ompA and htrA genes showed 99–100 % identity with the corresponding R. vini sequences deposited in GenBank. None of I. lividus tested was infected with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. This is the first time that the presence of R. vini has been reported in Lithuania
Internet: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2020.101372
Affiliation(s): Biologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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