Ticks (Ixodidae) on humans in South America
- A. Guglielmone, L. Beati, A. Estrada-Peña
- Biology, Political ScienceExperimental & applied acarology
- 14 November 2006
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.
Overview: Ticks as vectors of pathogens that cause disease in humans and animals.
- J. de la Fuente, A. Estrada-Peña, J. Venzal, K. Kocan, D. Sonenshine
- BiologyFrontiers in Bioscience
- 1 May 2008
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.
Mitochondrial DNA analysis of Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Southern Cone of South America.
Rickettsia parkeri in Amblyomma triste from Uruguay
- J. Venzal, A. Portillo, A. Estrada-Peña, O. Castro, P. Cabrera, J. Oteo
- Medicine, BiologyEmerging Infectious Diseases
- 1 August 2004
Rickettsia parkeri was detected in A. triste, which suggests that this species could be considered a pathogenic agent responsible for human rickettsioses in Uruguay.
The taxonomic status of Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille, 1806).
Climate Niches of Tick Species in the Mediterranean Region: Modeling of Occurrence Data, Distributional Constraints, and Impact of Climate Change
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.
Amblyomma aureolatum (Pallas, 1772) and Amblyomma ovale Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae): hosts, distribution and 16S rDNA sequences.
Reinstatement of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) australis (Acari: Ixodidae) with Redescription of the Adult and Larval Stages
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.
Prevalence of Rickettsia felis in Ctenocephalides felis and Ctenocephalides canis from Uruguay
- J. Venzal, L. Pérez-Martínez, M. L. Félix, A. Portillo, J. Blanco, J. Oteo
- Medicine, BiologyAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
- 1 October 2006
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.