First report of Amblyomma tapirellum Dunn, 1933 (Ixodida: Ixodidae) in Costa Rica

 

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Authors: Dolz, Gaby, Jiménez Rocha, Ana Eugenia, Castro, Ruth, Solórzano-Morales, Antony, Montenegro, Víctor M., Bermúdez, Sergio, Víquez, Carlos
Format: artículo
Publication Date:2015
Description:A total of six Amblyomma tapirellum ticks were found for the first time in rainforest from the lowland to the southern Pacific of Costa Rica. Tick identification was carried out by morphology and afterward confirmed by molecular analysis, using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA barcoding. Further studies are required to determine the distribution of A. tapirellum and this species’ potential as a vector of bacterial agents to humans and wild hosts.
Country:Repositorio UNA
Institution:Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
Repositorio:Repositorio UNA
Language:Inglés
OAI Identifier:oai:https://repositorio.una.ac.cr:11056/17467
Online Access:http://hdl.handle.net/11056/17467
http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.20.5.3
Access Level:acceso abierto
Keyword:AMBLYOMMA TAPIRELLUM
COSTA RICA
GARRAPATAS
PARASITOS
PARASITOLOGIA VETERINRIA
LOWLAND RAINFOREST