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- Bastos, Reginaldo G.; Ueti, Massaro W.; Knowles, Donald P.; Scoles, Glen A.
- Parasites & vectors 2010 v.3 no.111 pp. 1
- Babesia bovis; Boophilus microplus; RNA; Rhipicephalus; acaricides; babesiosis; blood; cattle; cattle feeds; digestion; digestive system; egg weight; etiological agents; females; gene expression; gene silencing; genes; glycoproteins; larvae; males; nymphs; ovaries; progeny; repletion; tick control; tick infestations; ticks; transovarial transmission; vaccines
- ... Background: Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus is an economically important tick of cattle involved in the transmission of Babesia bovis, the etiological agent of bovine babesiosis. Commercial anti-tick vaccines based on the R. microplus Bm86 glycoprotein have shown some effect in controlling tick infestation; however their efficacy as a stand-alone solution for tick control has been questioned. ...
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