Of 20 blood samples from nilgais from Me ′xico, five were polymerase chain reaction-positive for Babesia bigemina and one for Babesia bovis. Positive samples had the expected 170 (B. bigemina) and 291 (B. bovis) base pairs and were identical to Gen-Bank B. bigemina accession S45366 and B. bovis M38218.
Nilgai Antelope in Northern Mexico as a Possible Carrier for Cattle Fever Ticks and Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina
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Elsa M. Cárdenas-Canales, J. Alfonso Ortega-Santos, Tyler A. Campbell, Zeferino García-Vázquez, Antonio Cantú-Covarrubias, Julio V. Figueroa-Millán, Randall W. DeYoung, David G. Hewitt, Fred C. Bryant; Nilgai Antelope in Northern Mexico as a Possible Carrier for Cattle Fever Ticks and Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina. J Wildl Dis 1 July 2011; 47 (3): 777–779. doi: https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-47.3.777
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