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Type of publication: Tezės kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Theses in other peer-reviewed publications (T1e)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Mardosaitė-Busaitienė, Dalytė;Radzijevskaja, Jana;Paulauskas, Algimantas;Balčiauskas, Linas
Title: Vector-borne pathogens in small rodents from Curonian Spit in Lithuania
Is part of: 10th Baltic theriological conference, 27-30 September 2017, Tartu, Estonia Tartu : University of Tartu, 2017
Extent: p. 32-32
Date: 2017
Keywords: Small rodents;Bartonella;Rickettsia;Babesia
Abstract: Small rodents are important reservoir hosts for a large number of vector-borne pathogens. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of Rickettsia, Bartonella, and Babesia pathogens in different species of small rodents in Lithuania. A total of 245 small rodents belonged to the six species Apodemus flavicollis (n=168), Micromys minutus (n=42), Myodes glareolus (n=24), Microtus oeconomus (n=7), M. agrestis (n=2), and M. arvalis (n=2) were captured with live-traps in seven locations in the Curonian Spit during 2013–2014. DNR was extracted from rodent spleen. Different genome regions of Rickettsia, Bartonella, and Babesia pathogens were amplified with subsequent sequencing of fragments obtained during PCR amplification. The overall prevalence of Rickettsia pathogens in rodents was 34.5 %, Bartonella - 23.7%, and Babesia - 6%. Sequence analysis of DNA from positive samples indicated the presence of Rickettsia helvetica in A. flavicollis, M. minutus, and M. glareolus; Bartonella grahamii, B. taylorii and Bartonella genotype belonging to the B. rochalimae group in A. flavicollis, M. minutus, M. glareolus, M. arvalis, and M. oeconomus. Babesia microti was detected in all of six examined rodent species. The present study is the first report of R. helvetica and B.microti in different species of small rodents in Lithuania
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Biologijos katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Gamtos tyrimų centras
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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