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Detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes ricinus ticks from Norway using a realtime PCR assay targeting the Anaplasma citrate synthase gene gltA

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, August 2015
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Title
Detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes ricinus ticks from Norway using a realtime PCR assay targeting the Anaplasma citrate synthase gene gltA
Published in
BMC Microbiology, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12866-015-0486-5
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Authors

Anna J. Henningsson, Dag Hvidsten, Bjørn-Erik Kristiansen, Andreas Matussek, Snorre Stuen, Andrew Jenkins

Abstract

A TaqMan real-time PCR assay targeting the Anaplasma citrate synthase gene, gltA, was developed and used for detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in 765 Ixodes ricinus ticks collected from dogs and cats in northern Norway (n = 669) and Telemark county in southern Norway (n = 96). Among the ticks from northern Norway the prevalence of A. phagocytophilum was 3.0 %, while the prevalence in southern Norway was 2.1 % (p = 0.63). The gltA PCR assay showed a high analytical sensitivity (30 genomic units) and efficiency (98.5 %), and its utility in clinical diagnostics should be evaluated in future studies. This is the first report of A. phagocytophilum occurrence in ticks collected north of the Arctic Circle in Norway. The prevalence is comparable to that found in Telemark county in southern Norway.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Unknown 28 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 21%
Other 2 7%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Student > Master 2 7%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 8 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 9 31%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 28%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 8 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 March 2016.
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#1,696,294
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#7
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