Equine and canine Anaplasma phagocytophilum strains isolated on the island of Sardinia (Italy) are phylogenetically related to pathogenic strains from the United States

Alberto Alberti, Rosanna Zobba, Bernardo Chessa, Maria Filippa Addis, Olivier Sparagano, Maria Luisa Pinna Parpaglia, Tiziana Cubeddu, Gianpaolo Pintori, Marco Pittau

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Abstract

The presence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, a tick-transmitted zoonotic pathogen, was investigated in Sardinia using a molecular approach. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that Sardinian strains are genetically distinct from the two lineages previously described in Europe and are closely related to strains isolated in different areas of the United States.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6418-6422
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume71
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

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