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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);Zoologija / Zoology (N014)
Author(s): Matulaitytė, Vesta;Radzijevskaja, Jana;Paulauskas, Algimantas
Title: First records of Ixodes lividus from sand martin (Riparia riparia) nests in Lithuania
Is part of: Journal of vector ecology. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Interscience, 2017, vol. 42, iss. 2
Extent: p. 264-272
Date: 2017
Note: Impact Factor: 1.473. eISSN 1081-1710
Keywords: Ixodes lividus;Tick-borne;Sand martin;16S rRNA gene;Nests in Lithuania
Abstract: Ixodes lividus (Koch, 1844) ticks are specific parasites of the sand martin Riparia riparia (L.). The distribution range of I. lividus covers Europe (being absent from the Mediterranean area) and Asia. However, until now there have been no reports on the presence of this tick in Lithuania. A total of 47 nests were collected in three different colonies of sand martins in the central part of Lithuania and 46.8% of them were infested with ticks. In total, 2,770 ticks were found and identified as I. lividus based on morphological characteristics. Larvae were the predominant stage, representing 99.6% of all collected ticks. The taxonomic identification of I. lividus was confirmed by sequence analysis of the tick mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA sequences indicates six genotypes of I. lividus transported by the sand martin in the Baltic region. The detection of genotypes like those reported from other European regions pointed to the importance of avian migratory connections, which are associated with the dispersal of I. lividus and the related tick-borne pathogens in the Baltic region. This study represents the first record of I. lividus from sand martin nests in Lithuania
Affiliation(s): Biologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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