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Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the tick Amblyomma aureolatum (Acari: Ixodidae)

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Ogrzewalska, M. [1] ; Bajay, M. M. [2] ; Schwarcz, K. [3] ; Bajay, S. K. [2] ; Telles, M. P. C. [4] ; Pinheiro, J. B. [2] ; Zucchi, M. I. [5] ; Pinter, A. [6] ; Labruna, M. B. [1]
Total Authors: 9
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med Vet & Zootecnia, Dept Med Vet Prevent & Saude Anim, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz, Dept Genet, Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Dept Genet & Evolucao & Bioagentes, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Goias, Inst Ciencias Biol, Lab Genet & Biodiversidade, Goiania, Go - Brazil
[5] Agencia Paulista Tecnol Agronegocios, Polo Ctr Sul, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[6] Superintendencia Controle Endemias Estado Sao Paul, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Genetics and Molecular Research; v. 13, n. 4, p. 9622-9627, 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Amblyomma aureolatum (Pallas) is the main vector of the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii, the etiological agent of Brazilian spotted fever. This disease is the most lethal human spotted fever rickettsiosis in the world. Microsatellite loci were isolated from a dinucleotide-enriched library produced from A. aureolatum sampled in Southeastern Brazil. Eight polymorphic microsatellites were further characterized among 38 individuals sampled from Sao Paulo metropolitan region. The number of observed alleles ranged from 2 to 9, observed heterozygosity was 0.184-0.647, and expected heterozygosity was 0.251-0.747. Cross-species amplifications suggested that these loci will be useful for other Amblyomma species. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/52892-7 - Ecology of Brazilian spotted fever in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo: evaluation of Rickettsia rickettsii infection in wild and domestic animals as well as in the tick vector Amblyomma aureolatum
Grantee:Maria Halina Ogrzewalska
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate