Molecular characterization of Babesia kiwiensis from the brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli).

@article{Jefferies2008MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of Babesia kiwiensis from the brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli).},
  author={Ryan Jefferies and Julian D. Down and Lynsey McInnes and Una Ryan and Heather E. Robertson and Richard Jakob-Hoff and Peter Irwin},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2008},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={557-60}
}
To further investigate the recently described avian piroplasm, Babesia kiwiensis, blood samples were collected from 13 wild-caught and 8 zoo-captive brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) and screened for the presence of piroplasm DNA using a nested-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) targeting the 18S rRNA gene of most members of Piroplasmida. All captive birds gave a… CONTINUE READING