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Type of publication: conference paper
Type of publication (PDB): Konferencijų tezės nerecenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Conference theses in non-peer-reviewed publications (T2)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Morkutė, Kamilė;Paulauskas, Algimantas;Ražanskė, Irma;Radzijevskaja, Jana
Title: New records of Bartonella in deer keds in Lithuania
Is part of: ESCCAR 2017 : international congress on Rickettsia and other intracellular bacteria, June 19-21, 2017, Marseille, France: book of abstracts. Marseille : IHU Méditerranée Infection, 2017
Extent: p. 66-66
Date: 2017
Keywords: Bartonella;Deer keds;Lipoptena fortisetosa;Lipoptena cervi
Abstract: Bartonella genus contains more than 30 different species of gram-negative intracellular bacteria that infect a wide variety of mammalian hosts. Many different species of hematophagous arthropods, including deer keds, have been confirmed as important vectors in Bartonella transmission. This study represents the first record of deer keds from cervids with presence of Bartonella pathogens in Lithuania. Taxonomic identification of deer keds was based on description of morphological characteristics of pupae and adults and sequence analysis of mitochondrial COI gene. Our investigation demonstrates that in Lithuania cervids are infested with two different species of deer keds Lipoptena cervi and L. fortisetosa. The highest infestation rate was detected in moose (Alces alces). Nested PCR was used to amplify 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer region (ITS) of Bartonella genus. Bartonella DNA was detected in both species of deer keds with high prevalence. Sequence analysis of ITS region showed close similarity of detected pathogens to Bartonella schoenbuchensis
Affiliation(s): Biologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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