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Type of publication: Konferencijų tezės nerecenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Conference theses in non-peer-reviewed publications (T2)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Lipatova, Indrė;Jankauskaitė, Ieva;Ražanskė, Irma;Paulauskas, Algimantas
Title: Bartonella 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. 38-38
Date: 2017
Keywords: Bartonella;Red Squirrel;Tick-borne;Fleas;Ectoparasite
ISBN: 9786098104424
Abstract: Bartonella are vector-transmitted, intracellular, gram-negative bacteria that is leading to blood-borne infections. Prevention of diseases is becoming important not only of pathologies caused by bacteria but also there is the risk of infection, because wild and domestic mammals are the main reservoirs of bacteria. Rodents are associated with vector-borne (tick, flea, mite, lice) pathogens that is causing infectious diseases worldwide. The aim of this study was to identify infection of Bartonella species in Red Squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) and their ectoparasites using molecular tools. A total 32 samples of squirrels were analysed from different regions of Lithuania. Squirrels were infested with Ixodes ricinus tiks (154) and Ceratophyllus sciurorum fleas (31). Bartonella DNA in samples was detected using a nested-PCR of the 16S-23S rRNA ITS region gene. Bartonella DNA was detected in 28% squirrels, 22.6% fleas and 0.6% ticks. Sequence analysis of 16S-23S rRNA ITS region showed that sequences were identical or similar to Bartonella washoensis. The results of this study suggest that fleas may be substantial vector for transmitting of Bartonella washoensis
Affiliation(s): Biologijos katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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