Kohn, B.

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A Novel High-Resolution Melt PCR Assay Discriminates Anaplasma phagocytophilum and “Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis”

Krucken et al. (2013). Journal of Clinical Microbiology 51 (6)
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Ca. Neoehrlichia mikurensis
Microbiology (medical)
ABSTRACT “ Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis” ( Anaplasmataceae ) is an emerging pathogen transmitted by Ixodes ticks. Conventional PCR and the newly developed high-resolution melt PCR were used to detect and discriminate “ Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis” and Anaplasma phagocytophilum . Both bacterial species were frequently found in Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes hexagonus but virtually absent from Dermacentor reticulatus . In rodents, “ Candidatus N. mikurensis” was significantly more prevalent than A. phagocytophilum , whereas in cats, only A. phagocytophilum was found.