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dc.contributor.authorArunee Ahantarigen_US
dc.contributor.authorPremnika Malaisrien_US
dc.contributor.authorSupanee Hirunkanokpunen_US
dc.contributor.authorChalao Sumrandeeen_US
dc.contributor.authorWachareeporn Trinachartvaniten_US
dc.contributor.authorVisut Baimaien_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherLSU School of Veterinary Medicineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-03T08:16:37Z-
dc.date.available2018-05-03T08:16:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-05-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationCurrent Microbiology. Vol.62, No.5 (2011), 1496-1502en_US
dc.identifier.issn14320991en_US
dc.identifier.issn03438651en_US
dc.identifier.other2-s2.0-79954419328en_US
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dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.li.mahidol.ac.th/dspace/handle/123456789/12051-
dc.description.abstractIn this study, we identified two Haemaphysalis species present at the Khao Yai National Park in Thailand and investigated the presence of rickettsia in these ticks. A total of 166 Haemaphysalis specimens were collected randomly under leaves along visitor paths at five locations in the park. Male and female adults of two different Haemaphysalis species, H. shimoga and H. lagrangei, were identified. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis revealed Rickettsia bacteria in these two Haemaphysalis species; this study represents the first time such presence has been reported in Thailand. The infection rates of Rickettsia were in both H. shimoga (7.41%) and H. lagrangei (10.17%) at these locations in addition to two pools of Haemahysalis nymphs (28.57%). Furthermore, 25.93% of H. shimoga showed positive results that matched Haemaphysalis longicornis symbionts (92% sequence identity) and the Coxeilla burnetti 16S ribosomal RNA gene (90% sequence identity). We propose that this is a novel H. shimoga symbiont bacterium in Thailand and might be a novel Coxeilla-like agent or Coxeilla sp. found in H. shimoga. In contrast, we did not observe any Wolbachia bacteria, which also belong to the order Rickettsiales, in the same group of Haemaphysalis ticks. Furthermore, PCR was used to detect three other genera of bacteria, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia and Borrelia, none of which were identified in the Haemaphysalis ticks studied. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
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dc.subjectImmunology and Microbiologyen_US
dc.titleDetection of rickettsia and a novel Haemaphysalis shimoga symbiont bacterium in ticks in Thailanden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.holderSCOPUSen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00284-011-9887-3en_US
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