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- Oosthuizen, Marinda C., et al. Show all 11 Authors
- Ticks and tick-borne diseases 2014 v.5 no.4 pp. 423-431
- DNA; Ehrlichia canis; adhesins; amino acid sequences; bacteria; cell culture; dog diseases; dogs; ehrlichiosis; genes; genetic databases; genetic variation; glycine (amino acid); glycosylation; isoelectric point; nucleotide sequences; pathogens; phylogeny; polymerase chain reaction; probability analysis; ribosomal RNA; ticks
- ... Ehrlichia canis, the etiologic agent of canine ehrlichiosis, is an obligate intracytoplasmic Gram-negative tick-borne bacterium belonging to the Anaplasmataceae family. E. canis is distributed worldwide and can cause serious and fatal infections in dogs. Among strains of E. canis, the 16S rRNA gene DNA sequences are highly conserved. Using this gene to genetically differentiate isolates is therefo ...