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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)
Author(s): Pūraitė, Irma;Rosef, Olav;Radzijevskaja, Jana;Lipatova, Indrė;Paulauskas, Algimantas
Title: The first detection of species of Babesia Starcovici, 1893 in moose, Alces alces (Linnaeus), in Norway
Is part of: Folia parasitologica. Ceske Budejovice : Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre CAS, 2016, Vol. 63
Extent: p. 1-5
Date: 2016
Note: IF = 1.147. eISSN: 1803-6465
Keywords: Briedis;Babesiozė;Zoonozė;18S rRNR genas;Babesia capreoli;Babesia odocoilei-like;Ixodes ricinus;Zoonosis;18S rDNA gene
Abstract: Babesiosis is an emerging zoonotic disease and various wildlife species are reservoir hosts for zoonotic species of Babesia Starcovici, 1893. The objective of the present study was to investigate the presence and prevalence of Babesia spp. in moose Alces alces (Linnaeus) in two regions of Norway. A total of 99 spleen samples were collected from animals of various ages from an area with the occurrence of the tick Ixodes ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758), and from an area where the ticks are known to be absent. Infection was detected by the amplification of different regions of the 18S rRNA gene by using two different PCR primer sets specific of Babesia. Babesia spp. were found in the spleen samples of four moose. All Babesia-infected animals were from an area where ticks occur, with an infection rate of 6% (4 of 70). Babesia-positive samples were obtained from a five-month old moose calf and three adults. Two Babesia species, Babesia capreoli (Enigk et Friedhoff, 1962) and a B. odocoilei-like, were identified. Co-infection with Anaplasma phagocytophilum was obtained in two animals. This is the first report of the occurrence of B. capreoli and B. odocoilei-like species in moose
Affiliation(s): Biologijos katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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