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Molecular detection of Rickettsia, Coxiella and Rickettsiella DNA in three native Australian tick species

Vilcins, Inger-Marie; Old, Julie M; Deane, Elizabeth


Three Australian native animal species yielded 60 samples composed of three indigenous ticks. Hosts included twelve koalas, two echidnas and one wombat from Victoria, and ticks were of the species Ixodes tasmani (n = 42), Bothriocroton concolor (n = 8) and B. auruginans (n = 10), respectively. PCR screening and sequencing detected a species of Coxiella, sharing closest sequence identity to C. burnetii (>98%), in all B. auruginans, as well as a species of Rickettsia, matching closest to R....[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Experimental and Applied Acarology
DOI: 10.1007/s10493-009-9260-4


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