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

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

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

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6418-6422
Journal / PublicationApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume71
Issue number10
Online published4 Oct 2005
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

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. 

Citation Format(s)

Equine and canine Anaplasma phagocytophilum strains isolated on the island of Sardinia (Italy) are phylogenetically related to pathogenic strains from the United States. / Alberti, Alberto; Zobba, Rosanna; Chessa, Bernardo; Addis, Maria Filippa; Sparagano, Olivier; Parpaglia, Maria Luisa Pinna; Cubeddu, Tiziana; Pintori, Gianpaolo; Pittau, Marco.

In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 71, No. 10, 10.2005, p. 6418-6422.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal