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A Survey of Acarine Ectoparasites of Bats (Chiroptera) in Malaysia
ABSTRACT A comprehensive 8-yr survey of acarine ectoparasites (ticks and mites) of bats was carried out in 18 localities from 2002 to 2009. Most of the surveys were conducted during 14 nationalExpand
Gastrointestinal parasites of zoonotic importance observed in the wild, urban, and captive populations of non‐human primates in Malaysia
A study was undertaken to determine gastrointestinal (GI) parasites commonly found in Malaysia's non‐human primates (NHP) living in three different types of populations (wild, urban, and captive) andExpand
Detection of Rickettsiae in Engorged Ticks from Small Mammals in Malaysia
Rickettsiae are intracellular bacteria found in ectoparasites such as ticks, lice, fleas, mites and chiggers that can cause emerging infectious diseases throughout the world. There is lacking ofExpand
Ticks (Argasidae, Ixodidae) and tick-borne diseases of continental Southeast Asia.
Knowledge of the tick fauna of continental Southeast Asia is either patchy or, in some cases, for example Cambodia and Myanmar, poor. Nevertheless, 97 species have been recorded from this region,Expand
Molecular identification of blood meal sources of ticks (Acari, Ixodidae) using cytochrome b gene as a genetic marker
Abstract Blood meal analysis (BMA) from ticks allows for the identification of natural hosts of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae). The aim of this study is to identify the blood meal sources of field collectedExpand
Establishment of a molecular tool for blood meal identification in Malaysia.
OBJECTIVE To establish a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique based on cytochrome b (cytb) gene of mitochondria DNA (mtDNA) for blood meal identification. METHODS The PCR technique wasExpand
Precise identification of different stages of a tick, Ixodes granulatus Supino, 1897 (Acari: Ixodidae)
Abstract Objective To identify different stages of Ixodes granulatus (I. granulatus) based on morphological characters prior to molecular identification which is significant for confirming andExpand
Scanning electron micrographs of medically important dust mite, Suidasia pontifica (Acari: Astigmata: Saproglyphidae) in Malaysia.
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of dust mites, Suidasia pontifica, is presented to provide an improved visualization of the taxonomic characters of these mites. Suidasia pontifica canExpand
Molecular Phylogeny of a tick, Ixodes granulatus (Acari: Ixodidae) based on cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) marker
Identification of a local species of tick, Ixodes granulatus from the family Ixodidae is essential because it has potential to be vector for spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsia and tick thypus. TheExpand
Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) reaction as viable PCR substitute for diagnostic applications: a comparative analysis study of LAMP, conventional PCR, nested PCR (nPCR) and real-time
This study reports the analytical sensitivity and specificity of a Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) and compares its amplification performance with conventional PCR, nested PCR (nPCR)Expand