tick-borne bacteria in mouflons and their ectoparasites in cyprus.the cypriot mouflon (ovis orientalis ophion), a once almost extirpated species of wild sheep, is under strict surveillance because it can be threatened by likely transmission of pathogenic bacteria, such as anaplasma spp., rickettsia spp., and coxiella burnetii, primarily from domestic ungulates. we collected 77 blood samples from cypriot mouflons and 663 of their ectoparasites (rhipicephalus turanicus, rhipicephalus sanguineus, rhipicephalus bursa, hyalomma anatolicum excavatum, hyalomma margin ...201121441182
spotted fever group rickettsiae in ticks in two surveys conducted from march 1999 to march 2001 and from january 2004 to december 2006, a total of 3,950 ticks (belonging to ten different species) were collected from seven domestic and wild animals (goat, sheep, cattle, dog, fox, hare, and mouflon) from different localities throughout cyprus. in order to establish their infection rate with spotted fever rickettsiae (sfg), ticks were pooled and tested by polymerase chain reaction targeting glta and ompa genes, followed by sequencing anal ...201121833539
identification of a novel uncultured rickettsia species strain (rickettsia species strain tselenti) in a previous study conducted in cyprus, various spotted fever group rickettsia species were detected and identified in ticks by molecular analysis. among them, a partially characterized rickettsia species was detected in hyalomma anatolicum excavatum and rhipicephalus turanicus ticks. we report characterization of this rickettsial strain by using polymerase chain reaction sequencing analysis of partial citrate synthase a, outer membrane protein a, outer membrane protein b, and 17-kd protein gen ...201323438767
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