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dc.contributor.authorTveten, Ann-Kristin
dc.contributor.authorRiborg, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorVadseth, Hanne Tjelle
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Microbiology. 2013, .nb_NO
dc.description.abstractTicks acquire a wide range of microorganisms as a natural part of their lifecycle. Bacteria, viruses, and protozoa can be transmitted to ticks during feeding and free-living phases. DGGE profiling is a molecular method to describe the microbial population associated with ticks and demonstrate some of the complexity and variety of tick-borne microorganisms. The present study profiled a total of 120 I. ricinus ticks, which were divided into three equally sized groups. We found that B. burgdorferi s.l.-infected ticks presented a pattern consisting of bacterial Pseudomonas spp. (67.5%), Bacillus spp. (50%), and Sphingomonas spp. (77.5%), while A. phagocytophilum-infected ticks were associated with Pseudomonas spp. (82.5%) and Sphingomonas spp. (57.5%). All profiles had one or more Pseudomonas species present, and the intramitochondrial endosymbiont Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii was present in more than 25% of the samples. Statistical analysis demonstrated that the microbial communities were not significantly different between the groups and that the groups could not be characterised by a specific microbial population.nb_NO
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporationnb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleDGGE Identification of Microorganisms Associated With Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato- or Anaplasma phagocytophilum-infected Ixodes ricinus Ticks from Northwest Norwaynb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalInternational Journal of Microbiologynb_NO
dc.description.localcode© 2013 Ann-Kristin Tveten et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.nb_NO
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for biologiske fag Ålesund

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