S-Space College of Veterinary Medicine (수의과대학) Dept. of Veterinary Medicine (수의학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_수의학과)
Molecular detection of Bartonella grahamii and B. schoenbuchensis-related species in Korean water deer (Hydropotes inermis argyropus)
- Ko, Sungjin; Kim, Su-jin; Kang, Jun-gu; Won, Sohyun; Lee, Hang; Shin, Nam-shik; Choi, Kyoung-seong; Youn, Hwa-young; Chae, Joon-seok
- Issue Date
- Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
- Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases Vol.13 No.6, pp. 415-418
- 의약학; Korean water deer; Hydropotes inermis argyropus; Bartonella grahamii; Bartonella schoenbuchensis
- We determined the prevalence of Bartonella spp. and investigated which species of Bartonella naturally infects Korean water deer (KWD, Hydropotes inermis argyropus) in the Republic of Korea (ROK). A total of 70 spleens from KWD carcasses were collected by the Conservation Genome Resource Bank for Korean Wildlife (CGRB) in the ROK between 2008 and 2009. Nested PCRs were performed using the rpoB gene and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region primers to amplify the DNA fragment of Bartonella. Using ITS-based nested PCR, Bartonella grahamii and Bartonella schoenbuchensis–related species were detected in 11 (15.8%) and 9 (12.9%) of 70 KWD spleens, respectively. The 11B. grahamiiamplicons were classiﬁed into 2 genotypes by sequence analysis. UsingrpoB-based nested PCR,B. grahamii was detected in 5 (7.1%) of 70 KWD spleen samples. This is the ﬁrst report of B. grahamii and B. schoenbuchensisin KWD, suggesting that KWD may act as reservoirs for the spreading of Bartonella spp. in the ROK.
- 1530-3667 (print)
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