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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007

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Babesia sp. EU1 from Roe Deer and Transmission within Ixodes ricinus

Sarah Bonnet*Comments to Author , Maggy Jouglin*, Monique L’Hostis†, and Alain Chauvin†
Author affiliations: *Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Nantes, France; †Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Nantes, Nantes, France;

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Table 2

PCR detection of Babesia sp. EU1 in blood samples from roe deer and in Ixodes ricinus larvae hatched from engorged females collected from roe deer*

Roe deer Identification Primer BAB
Primer EU1
Cultures Cultures Larvae
C105 + +
C107 + + L107.1 (+)
L107.2 (–)
C109 + + L109 (+)
C110 + + L110.2 (–)
C112 + + L112.1 (–)
L112.2 (–)
C115 +
C117 +
C123 +
C128 + L128.3(+)
C129 + +
C139 + +
C151 + + L151 (+)
C156 + +
C162 + +
C163 + +
C164 + L164 (–)
C167 + +
C171 + + L171.1 (–)
C172 +
C176 + L176.7 (–)
C177 + L177.1 (–)
L177.2 (–)
L177.3 (+)
C179 + L179.1 (+)
C180 + +
C185 +
C188 +
C193 +
C169 + +
C189 + +
C157 + +
Total positive (%) 29 17 (58.62) 6/15 (40)

*+, positive amplification of a product of the expected size; –, no amplification.

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