|Title||Discovery of novel Rickettsiella spp. in ixodid ticks from Western Canada|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Anstead, CA, Chilton NB|
|Journal||Applied and Environmental Biology|
|Keywords||angustus, Canada, iodide, ixodes, kingi, rickettseilla, sculptes|
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).