Molecular approaches to detect and study the organisms causing bovine tick borne diseases: babesiosis and anaplasmosis

Lew, Ala and Jorgensen, Wayne (2005) Molecular approaches to detect and study the organisms causing bovine tick borne diseases: babesiosis and anaplasmosis. African Journal of Biotechnology, 4 4: 292-302. doi:10.5897/AJB2005.000-3058


Author Lew, Ala
Jorgensen, Wayne
Title Molecular approaches to detect and study the organisms causing bovine tick borne diseases: babesiosis and anaplasmosis
Journal name African Journal of Biotechnology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1684-5315
Publication date 2005-04-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.5897/AJB2005.000-3058
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 4
Issue 4
Start page 292
End page 302
Total pages 11
Place of publication Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Publisher Academic Journals
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This review will summarise the molecular approaches used to detect and analyse the genomes of Babesia bovis, B. bigemina and Anaplasma marginale which cause bovine babesiosis and anaplasmosis. These tick borne diseases are widely distributed in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Central and South America and for example, have been estimated to have an economic impact of US$15.9, $6.9, $6.2, $2.8, $22 million per annum in Australia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and South Africa, respectively (McLeod and Kristjanson, 1999). The development and uptake of molecular tools to study these pathogens are reviewed to highlight potential directions for future research.
Keyword Review
Babesia
Anaplasma
Molecular detection
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
 
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