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Title: Francisella-like endosymbiont in Dermacentor reticulatus collected in Portugal
Authors: Lopes de Carvalho, Isabel
Santos, Nuno
Soares, Teresa
Zé-Zé, Líbia
Núncio, Maria Sofia
Keywords: Dermacentor Reticulatus
Francisella-like Endosymbionts
Estudos de Vectores e Doenças Infecciosas
Issue Date: Feb-2011
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert
Citation: Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011 Feb;11(2):185-8. Epub 2010 Jun 24
Abstract: In Portugal, recent studies have confirmed the presence of Francisella tularensis in Dermacentor reticulatus. Bacterial endosymbionts with significant homology to F. tularensis have been described in several species of ticks. In this work we identified Francisella-like endosymbionts in D. reticulatus ticks (39%), confirming the presence of these bacteria in Portugal. This finding should be considered in future studies using molecular approaches to detect Francisella prevalence in ticks and environmental samples.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 1530-3667
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