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Type of publication: Konferencijų tezės nerecenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Conference theses in non-peer-reviewed publications (T2)
Field of Science: Biochemija / Biochemistry (N004)
Author(s): Lipatova, Indrė;Šimelevičiūtė, Jurgita;Ražanskė, Irma;Paulauskas, Algimantas
Title: Babesia infection in Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and their ectoparasites
Is part of: Smart Bio: international conference, 18-20 May 2017, Kaunas : abstracts book. Kaunas : Vytautas Magnus University, 2017
Extent: p. 37-37
Date: 2017
Keywords: Babesia;Red Squirrel;Tick-borne;Fleas;Ectoparasite
ISBN: 9786098104424
Abstract: Babesia spp. are tick-borne protozoan parasite that have been reported in many countries. This pathogen infected domestic and wild mammalian hosts. The aim of this study was to identify infection of Babesia spp. pathogen in squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) and their ectoparasites using molecular tools. A total 33 samples of squirrels were analysed from different regions of Lithuania. Squirrels were infested with Ixodes ricinus nymphs (125) and larvae (32), and Ceratophyllus sciurorum fleas (40). Babesia DNA in samples was detected using a semi-nested PCR of the 18S rRNR gene. Babesia DNA was detected in 57.6% squirrels, 13.4% ticks and 2.5% fleas. Sequence analysis of 18S rRNR gene showed that sequences were similar to Babesia microti
Affiliation(s): Biologijos katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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