Kazuei Matsubara

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Nineteen blood samples collected from free-living Japanese serows, Capricornis crispus, between 2006 and 2008 in Iwate prefecture were examined for the anaplasma infection by PCR amplification of a part of the 16S rRNA gene. Ten (52.6%) out of the 19 samples produced a visible band in electrophoresed agarose gels. Positive PCR products were subjected to DNA(More)
Hemoplasma infections in wild ungulates have not been reported yet in Japan. We examined presence of hemoplasmas in blood samples collected from 147 sika deer (Cervus nippon) in the Iwate prefecture by real-time PCR, and found 13 (9%) were positive. Almost entire region of the 16S rRNA gene of the representative strains from positive samples was amplified(More)
Nineteen blood samples collected from free-ranging wild Japanese serows, Capricornis crispus, between 2006 and 2008 in Iwate prefecture were examined for the hemoplasma infection by real-time PCR targeting the 16S rRNA gene. Five (26.3%) out of the 19 samples were positive in real-time PCR with an average melting temperature at 85.18 °C. The positive(More)
Sixteen serum samples collected from free-living Japanese serows, Capricornis crispus, between 2001 and 2004 in Morioka and its vicinity were examined for the presence of pestivirus by reverse transcription-nested PCR procedure. Three out of the 16 samples produced a visible band in electrophoresed agarose gels. The nucleotide sequences of the three PCR(More)
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