2022 journal article

Identification of microbial taxa present in Ctenocephalides felis (cat flea) reveals widespread co-infection and associations with vector phylogeny


author keywords: Flea microbiome; Bartonella; Wolbachia; Rickettsia; Flea phylogenetics; Flea diversity; DNA barcoding; 16S NGS
MeSH headings : Animals; Cats; Bartonella / genetics; Cat Diseases / parasitology; Coinfection; Ctenocephalides / microbiology; Flea Infestations / epidemiology; Flea Infestations / veterinary; Phylogeny; Rickettsia / genetics
TL;DR: The findings confirm the widespread coinfection of fleas with multiple bacterial genera and strains, proposing three additional microbiome members and have important implications for flea-borne pathogen transmission and control. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: November 14, 2022