Molecular detection and characterization of Theileria infection in cattle and yaks from Tibet Plateau Region, China

  title={Molecular detection and characterization of Theileria infection in cattle and yaks from Tibet Plateau Region, China},
  author={Gege Qin and Y. Li and Junlong Liu and Z. Liu and Jifei Yang and L. Zhang and G. Liu and Guiquan Guan and J. Luo and H. Yin},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  • Gege Qin, Y. Li, +7 authors H. Yin
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasitology Research
  • Theileriosis continues to threaten the livestock industry worldwide, but comprehensive epidemiological surveys for this disease have not been conducted in the Tibet Plateau Region, China. In this study, we screened 154 cattle blood samples from the Tibet Plateau Region (Lhasa, Lhoka, and Tianzhu), China, for detection of Theileria pathogens by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with species-specific primers. The results revealed that the prevalence was 6.9 % (2/29) for Theileria orientalis and 27… CONTINUE READING
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