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- Levin, Michael L., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Comparative immunology, microbiology, and infectious diseases 2012 v.35 no.1 pp. 9-15
- Bartonella vinsonii; DNA; Rhipicephalus sanguineus; adults; dogs; egg masses; eggs; feces; females; genotype; inoculum; ticks; tube feeding
- ... It has been speculated that ticks may serve as vectors of Bartonella species. Circumstantial, clinical, epidemiological and serological evidence suggest that B. vinsonii subspecies berkhoffii (B. v. berkhoffii) might be transmitted by Rhipicephalus sanguineus. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether adult R. sanguineus ticks can be infected with a B. v. berkhoffii genotype II iso ...