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Role of Hippoboscidae flies as potential vectors of Bartonella spp. infecting wild and domestic ruminants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15466580     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The putative role of biting flies in Bartonella transmission among ruminants was investigated. Amplification of the Bartonella citrate synthase gene from 83 Hippoboscidae was detected in 94% of 48 adult Lipoptena cervi flies, 71% of 17 adult Hippobosca equina flies, 100% of 20 adult Melophagus ovinus flies, and 100% of 10 M. ovinus pupae. Our findings suggest that Hippoboscidae play a role in the transmission of Bartonella among ruminants. The vertical transmission of Bartonella in M. ovinus and the presence of Bartonella DNA in all samples suggest a symbiotic association between Bartonella and M. ovinus.
Lénaïg Halos; Taoufik Jamal; Renaud Maillard; Benjamin Girard; Jacques Guillot; Bruno Chomel; Muriel Vayssier-Taussat; Henri-Jean Boulouis
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied and environmental microbiology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0099-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Environ. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-06     Completed Date:  2004-12-15     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605801     Medline TA:  Appl Environ Microbiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6302-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
UMR 956 INRA/AFSSA/ENVA/UPVM, Microbiologie, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, 7 avenue du Général de Gaulle, 94 704 Maisons-Alfort, France.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Domestic
Animals, Wild
Bartonella / enzymology,  genetics,  isolation & purification*,  pathogenicity*
Bartonella Infections / transmission,  veterinary*
Citrate (si)-Synthase / genetics
DNA, Bacterial / genetics,  isolation & purification
Diptera / microbiology*
Genes, Bacterial
Insect Vectors
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
Ruminants / microbiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Bacterial; EC (si)-Synthase

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