Identification and sequence characterization of novel Theileria genotypes from the waterbuck ( Kobus defassa ) in a Theileria parva -endemic area in Kenya
作者: Naftaly GithakaSatoru KonnaiRichard BishopDavid OdongoIsaac LekoloolEdward KariukiFrancis GakuyaLucy KamauMasayoshi IsezakiShiro MurataKazuhiko Ohashi
作者单位: 1Department of Disease Control, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0818, Japan
2International Livestock Research Institute, ILRI, P.O. Box 30709-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
3School of Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
4Kenya Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 40241-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
5Department of Zoological Sciences, Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
刊名: Veterinary Parasitology, 2014, Vol.202 (3-4), pp.180-193
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2014.02.056
关键词: WaterbuckTheileriaTheileria parvaEast Coast feverRLB18S rRNA
原始语种摘要: Abstract(#br)Waterbuck ( Kobus defassa ), an ungulate species endemic to the Eastern African savannah, is suspected of being a wildlife reservoir for tick-transmitted parasites infective to livestock. Waterbuck is infested by large numbers of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus , the tick vector for Theileria parva , and previous data suggests that the species may be a source of T. parva transmission to cattle.(#br)In the present study, a total of 86 cattle and 26 waterbuck blood samples were obtained from Marula, a site in Kenya endemic for East Coast fever (ECF) where the primary wildlife reservoir of T. parva the Cape buffalo ( Syncerus caffer ) is also common. To investigate for the presence of cattle-infective Theileria parasites, DNA specimens extracted from the blood samples were...
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