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Analysis of Sarcoptes scabiei finds no evidence of infection with Wolbachia

Mounsey, Kate E., Holt, Deborah C., Fischer, K., Kemp, David J., Currie, Bart J. and Walton, Shelley F. (2005). Analysis of Sarcoptes scabiei finds no evidence of infection with Wolbachia. International Journal for Parasitology,35(2):131-135.

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Title Analysis of Sarcoptes scabiei finds no evidence of infection with Wolbachia
Author Mounsey, Kate E.
Holt, Deborah C.
Fischer, K.
Kemp, David J.
Currie, Bart J.
Walton, Shelley F.
Journal Name International Journal for Parasitology
Publication Date 2005
Volume Number 35
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0020-7519   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 131
End Page 135
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Elsevier
Field of Research 0707 - Veterinary Sciences
0605 - Microbiology
0608 - Zoology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The endosymbiont Wolbachia has been detected in a range of filarial nematodes and parasitic mites and is known to affect host reproductive compatibility and potentially evolutionary processes. PCR of Wolbachia surface protein (wsp), ftsZ and 16SrRNA genes from individual Sarcoptes scabiei mites obtained from a series of individual hosts, and database searches of an S. scabiei var. hominis EST library failed to detect Wolbachia genes. Therefore, Wolbachia appears not to be involved in the genetic subdivision observed between varieties of host-associated S. scabiei or. involved in the inflammatory disease pathogenesis of scabies unlike its activity in filarial infection. (C) 2004 Australian Society for Parasitology Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords wolbachia
sarcoptes scabiei
pcr
cytoplasmic incompatibility
northern australia
long pcr
amplification
acari
identification
endosymbionts
populations
bacteria
library
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2004.11.007   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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