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Title: Detection of Rickettsia and Anaplasma from hard ticks in Thailand
Authors: Premnika Malaisri
Supanee Hirunkanokpun
Visut Baimai
Wachareeporn Trinachartvanit
Arunee Ahantarig
Mahidol University
Ramkhamhaeng University
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Environmental Science;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Citation: Journal of Vector Ecology. Vol.40, No.2 (2015), 262-268
Abstract: © 2015 The Society for Vector Ecology. We collected a total of 169 adult hard ticks and 120 nymphs from under the leaves of plants located along tourist nature trails in ten localities. The results present data examining the vector competence of ticks of different genera and the presence of Rickettsia and Anaplasma species. The ticks belonged to three genera, Amblyomma, Dermacentor, and Haemaphysalis, comprising 11 species. Rickettsia bacteria were detected at three collection sites, while Anaplasma bacteria were detected at only one site. Phylogenetic analysis revealed new rickettsia genotypes from Thailand that were closely related to Rickettsia tamurae, Rickettsia monacensis, and Rickettsia montana. This study was also the first to show that Anaplasma bacteria are found in Haemaphysalis shimoga ticks and are closely related evolutionarily to Anaplasma bovis. These results provide additional information for the geographical distribution of tick species and tick-borne bacteria in Thailand and can therefore be applied for ecotourism management.
ISSN: 19487134
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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