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Overview: Ticks as vectors of pathogens that cause disease in humans and animals.
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The molecular characterization of the tick-pathogen interface is rapidly advancing and providing new avenues for the development of novel control strategies for both tick infestations and their associated pathogens. Expand
Ticks (Ixodidae) on humans in South America
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Twenty eight species of Ixodidae have been found on man in South America and ticks of the genus Ixodes do not appear to be major players in transmitting diseases to human. Expand
Rickettsia parkeri in Amblyomma triste from Uruguay
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Rickettsia parkeri was detected in A. triste, which suggests that this species could be considered a pathogenic agent responsible for human rickettsioses in Uruguay. Expand
Mitochondrial DNA analysis of Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Southern Cone of South America.
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According with the genetic comparative analysis, NT lineage and the ticks from Mozambique and South Africa represent a species that is not R. sanguineus s.l, and further investigations are needed in order to verify a possible different vectorial competence for the other pathogens transmitted by these ticks. Expand
The taxonomic status of Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille, 1806).
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It is suggested that as a result it is not possible to assign the specific name R. sanguineus s.s. to any population, and further work is required based on the rules issued by the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature to clearly define the morphological range of the different populations. Expand
Amblyomma aureolatum (Pallas, 1772) and Amblyomma ovale Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae): hosts, distribution and 16S rDNA sequences.
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DNA sequences of Amblyomma aureolatum and A. ovale were obtained to determine genetic differences between these tick species and showed a 13.1% difference between the two species. Expand
Climate Niches of Tick Species in the Mediterranean Region: Modeling of Occurrence Data, Distributional Constraints, and Impact of Climate Change
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The need to further investigate the potential of bioclimate models to obtain accurate estimations of tick species turnover under conditions of climate change over wide areas is outlined. Expand
Prevalence of Rickettsia felis in Ctenocephalides felis and Ctenocephalides canis from Uruguay
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The presence of R. felis in fleas from Uruguay in was demonstrated, which is the second species of Rickettsia identified in Uruguay in the past 2 years using molecular approaches, and it is helping to clarify the etiology of rickettsial diseases in the region. Expand
Reinstatement of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) australis (Acari: Ixodidae) with Redescription of the Adult and Larval Stages
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A phylogenetic analysis based on 12S- and 16S-rDNA gene sequences supports the conspecificity of the neotype material on which the reinstatement of the species is proposed, and of the specimens used for previous interspecific crosses. Expand
Rickettsia parkeri in Uruguay
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This study is the first to isolate R. parkeri from A. triste collected in Uruguay and confirms the presence of this emerging pathogen in South America. Expand
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