An Ehrlichia strain from a Llama (Lama glama) and Llama-associated ticks (Ixodes pacificus)

Jeffrey E. Barlough, John E Madigan, David R. Turoff, James R. Clover, Sonjia M. Shelly, J. Stephen Dumler

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Abstract

An ehrlichia was identified in the blood of a diseased llama (Lama glama). Sequencing of its 16S rRNA gene showed the ehrlichia to be closely related to members of the Ehrlichia phagocytophila genogroup. The agent was also found in a pool of ticks (Ixodes pacificus) collected at the llama site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1005-1007
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume35
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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    Barlough, J. E., Madigan, J. E., Turoff, D. R., Clover, J. R., Shelly, S. M., & Dumler, J. S. (1997). An Ehrlichia strain from a Llama (Lama glama) and Llama-associated ticks (Ixodes pacificus). Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 35(4), 1005-1007.