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17 September 2018 Identification and characterization of Corynebacterium lactis isolated from Amblyomma testudinarium of Sus scrofa in Malaysia
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Ticks are vectors for a number of important human and animal pathogens. In this study, Corynebacterium lactis was isolated from Amblyomma testudinarium Koch tick sampled from wild boar in Malaysia. Imaging with transmission electron microscope and complete genome sequencing were performed for C. lactis which shared similar morphology to other Corynebacterium species and was susceptible to most of the commonly used antibiotics. The draft genome revealed a total length of 2,568,615 bp with G C content of 64.3%. This is the first description of C. lactis isolation from ticks, raising the possibility that ticks could be a vector for this emerging pathogen of companion animals.

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Fang-Shiang Lim, Shih-Keng Loong, Jing-Jing Khoo, Kim-Kee Tan, Nurhafiza Zainal, Muhammad-Firdaus Abdullah, Chee-Sieng Khor, and Sazaly Abubakar "Identification and characterization of Corynebacterium lactis isolated from Amblyomma testudinarium of Sus scrofa in Malaysia," Systematic and Applied Acarology 23(9), (17 September 2018). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.9.10
Received: 28 March 2018; Accepted: 13 August 2018; Published: 17 September 2018
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