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1 December 2001 Molecular Detection of Ehrlichia phagocytophila Genogroup Organisms in Larvae of Neotrombicula autumnalis (Acari: Trombiculidae) Captured in Spain
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Twenty unfed larvae of Neotrombicula autumnalis (Acari: Trombiculidae) collected on vegetation in the north of Spain were examined by polymerase chain reaction for Borrelia burgdorferi (s.l.), rickettsiae, and the Ehrlichia phagocytophila genogroup. At least 10% of the larvae were found to contain granulocytic ehrlichiae. Because the larvae were unfed, they would necessarily have inherited the bacteria through a transovarian transmission pathway.
P. Fernández-Soto, R. Pérez-Sánchez and A. Encinas-Grandes "Molecular Detection of Ehrlichia phagocytophila Genogroup Organisms in Larvae of Neotrombicula autumnalis (Acari: Trombiculidae) Captured in Spain," Journal of Parasitology 87(6), (1 December 2001). https://doi.org/10.1645/0022-3395(2001)087[1482:MDOEPG]2.0.CO;2
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