Discovery of novel Rickettsiella spp. in ixodid ticks from Western Canada

TitleDiscovery of novel Rickettsiella spp. in ixodid ticks from Western Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAnstead, CA, Chilton NB
JournalApplied and Environmental Biology
Volume80
Start Page1403
Issue4
Date Published12/2013
Keywordsangustus, Canada, iodide, ixodes, kingi, rickettseilla, sculptes
Abstract

The genomic DNA from four species of ixodid ticks in western Canada was tested for the presence of Rickettsiella by PCR analyses targeting the 16S rRNA gene. Eighty-eight percent of the Ixodes angustus (n = 270), 43% of the I. sculptus (n = 61), and 4% of the I. kingi (n = 93) individuals examined were PCR positive for Rickettsiella, whereas there was no evidence for the presence of Rickettsiella in Dermacentor andersoni (n = 45).

URLhttp://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/24334664