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- Di Lecce, Irene; Bazzocchi, Chiara; Cecere, Jacopo G.; Epis, Sara; Sassera, Davide; Villani, Barbara M.; Bazzi, Gaia; Negri, Agata; Saino, Nicola; Spina, Fernando; Bandi, Claudio; Rubolini, Diego
- Parasites & vectors 2018 v.11 no.1 pp. 106
- host-parasite relationships, etc ; DNA; Hyalomma marginatum; Rickettsiales; adults; antibodies; blood; blood meal; blood sampling; body condition; endosymbionts; hosts; microbial communities; migratory birds; parasitism; pathogens; spring; tick infestations; ticks; Europe; Show all 20 Subjects
- ... BACKGROUND: Ticks are obligate haematophagous ectoparasites of vertebrates and frequently parasitize avian species that can carry them across continents during their long-distance migrations. Ticks may have detrimental effects on the health state of their avian hosts, which can be either directly caused by blood-draining or mediated by microbial pathogens transmitted during the blood meal. Indeed, ...
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