Molecular screening indicates high prevalence and mixed infections of Hepatozoon parasites in wild felines from South Africa

Journal of the South African Veterinary Association


 
 
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Title Molecular screening indicates high prevalence and mixed infections of Hepatozoon parasites in wild felines from South Africa
 
Creator Harris, David J. Sergiadou, Dimitra Halajian, Ali Swanepoel, Lourens Roux, Francois
 
Subject Parasitology; Molecular Biology; Conservation 18S rRNA; hepatozoonosis; Panthera; Leptailurus; Caracal; Felis; phylogeny
Description Genetic diversity within partial 18S rRNA sequences from Hepatozoon protozoan parasites from wild felines in South Africa was assessed and compared with data from domestic cats to assess patterns of host specificity. Lions, leopards, servals, a caracal and an African wildcat were all positive for parasites of the Hepatozoon felis-complex. However, haplotypes were not species-specific, and potential mixed infections were widespread. Additional genetic markers are needed to untangle the extremely complex situation of these parasites in both domestic cats and wild felines in South Africa.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2020-11-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Molecular Laboratory
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/jsava.v91i0.2055
 
Source Journal of the South African Veterinary Association; Vol 91 (2020); 5 pages 2224-9435 1019-9128
 
Language eng
 
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Coverage South Africa Current Veterinary
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