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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Balčiauskas, Linas;Mardosaitė-Busaitienė, Dalytė;Radzijevskaja, Jana;Paulauskas, Algimantas
Title: First detection of Rickettsia helvetica in small mammals in Lithuania
Is part of: New microbes and new infections. Oxford : Elsevier Ltd., 2018, Vol. 22
Extent: p. 19-23
Date: 2018
Keywords: gltA gene;Rickettsia helvetica;Rodents;Shrews
Abstract: A total of 489 small mammals belonging to seven species captured in Lithuania during 2013–2014 were investigated for Rickettsia pathogens. The overall prevalence of Rickettsia spp. was 27.6%, with a higher prevalence detected in Micromys minutus (45.9%), followed by Apodemus flavicollis (29.4%), Sorex araneus (25%) and Myodes glareolus (23.7%). Sequence analysis of the gltA gene and the 17 kDa protein coding gene revealed the presence Rickettsia helvetica. This study demonstrates not only the first reported presence of R. helvetica in small mammals in Lithuania but also the first report of R. helvetica in M. minutus more generally
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Biologijos katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Gamtos tyrimų centras
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
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Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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