Two Anaplasma phagocytophilum Strains in Ixodes scapularis Ticks, Canada
Published Date:Dec 2014
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 20(12):2064-2067.
Keywords:16S RRNA Gene
A. Phagocytophilum Strains In Ticks
Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Two Anaplasma Phagocytophilum Strains In Ixodes Scapularis Ticks, Canada
Description:We developed PCR-based assays to distinguish a human pathogenic strain of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ap-ha, from Ap-variant 1, a strain not associated with human infection. The assays were validated on A. phagocytophilum-infected blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) collected in Canada. The relative prevalence of these 2 strains in I. scapularis ticks differed among geographic regions.
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