Diversity of Babesia Infecting European sheep ticks (Ixodes ricinus).

  title={Diversity of Babesia Infecting European sheep ticks (Ixodes ricinus).},
  author={Darja Duh and Miro Petrovec and Tatjana Av{\vs}i{\vc}-Županc},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={39 9},
Questing Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) adult and nymphal ticks collected in various parts of Slovenia were tested for the presence of babesial parasites with a PCR assay based on the nuclear small subunit rRNA gene (nss-ribosomal DNA [rDNA]). Thirteen of 135 ticks were found to contain babesial DNA. Sequence determination and analysis of amplified portions of nss-rDNA revealed their identity with Babesia microti and a high degree of homology with Babesia odocoilei and Babesia divergens. The… CONTINUE READING

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