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標題: Bartonella species and their ectoparasites: Selective host adaptation or strain selection between the vector and the mammalian host?
作者: Tsai, Y.L.
Chang, C.C.
Chuang, S.T.
Chomel, B.B.
關鍵字: Bartonella;Arthropods;Ectoparasites;Potential vectors;Selective;adaptation;cat-scratch disease;ixodes-ricinus ticks;burgdorferi sensu-lato;polymerase-chain-reaction;1st molecular evidence;rickettsia-felis;body lice;borrelia-burgdorferi;fleas siphonaptera;homeless-persons
Project: Comparative Immunology Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
期刊/報告no:: Comparative Immunology Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Volume 34, Issue 4, Page(s) 299-314.
A wide range of blood-sucking arthropods have either been confirmed or are suspected as important vectors in Bartonella transmission to mammals, including humans. Overall, it appears that the diversity of Bartonella species DNA identified in ectoparasites is much broader than the species detected in their mammalian hosts, suggesting a mechanism of adaptation of Bartonella species to their host-vector ecosystem. However, these mechanisms leading to the fitness between the vectors and their hosts still need to be investigated. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0147-9571
DOI: 10.1016/j.cimid.2011.04.005
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