A multi-gene analysis of diversity of bartonella detected in fleas from algeria

Idir Bitam, Jean Marc Rolain, Violaine Nicolas, Yi Lun Tsai, Philippe Parola, Vijay A K B Gundi, Bruno B Chomel, Didier Raoult

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Abstract

We report the molecular detection of several . Bartonella species in 44 (21.5%) of 204 fleas from Algeria collected from 26 rodents and 7 hedgehogs. . Bartonella elizabethae and . B. clarridgeiae were detected in the fleas collected on hedgehogs. . Bartonella tribocorum and . B. elizabethae were detected in fleas collected from rats and mice, and sequences similar to an unnamed . Bartonella sp. detected in rodents from China were detected in rats as well as a genotype of . Bartonella closely related to . Bartonella rochalimae detected in fleas collected on brown rats Rattus norvegicus).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
JournalComparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Algeria
  • Bartonella
  • Flea
  • Rodents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • veterinary(all)

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