Microbiome Analysis Reveals the Presence of Bartonella spp. and Acinetobacter spp. in Deer Keds (Lipoptena cervi)

@article{Regier2018MicrobiomeAR,
  title={Microbiome Analysis Reveals the Presence of Bartonella spp. and Acinetobacter spp. in Deer Keds (Lipoptena cervi)},
  author={Yvonne Regier and Kassandra Komma and Markus Weigel and Arto T. Pulliainen and Stephan G{\"o}ttig and Torsten Hain and Volkhard A. J. Kempf},
  journal={Frontiers in Microbiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={9}
}
The deer ked (Lipoptena cervi) is distributed in Europe, North America, and Siberia and mainly infests cervids as roe deer, fallow deer, and moose. From a one health perspective, deer keds occasionally bite other animals or humans and are a potential vector for Bartonella schoenbuchensis. This bacterium belongs to a lineage of ruminant-associated Bartonella spp. and is suspected to cause dermatitis and febrile diseases in humans. In this study, we analyzed the microbiome from 130 deer keds… 

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