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Molecular identification of the Trypanosoma ( Herpetosoma ) lewisi clade in black rats ( Rattus rattus ) from Australia

Egan, S.L., Taylor, C.L., Austen, J.M.ORCID: 0000-0002-1826-1634, Banks, P.B., Ahlstrom, L.A., Ryan, U.M.ORCID: 0000-0003-2710-9324, Irwin, P.J.ORCID: 0000-0002-0006-8262 and Oskam, C.L. (2019) Molecular identification of the Trypanosoma ( Herpetosoma ) lewisi clade in black rats ( Rattus rattus ) from Australia. bioRxiv . Art. 819060.

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Abstract

Invasive rodent species are known hosts for a diverse range of infectious microorganisms and have long been associated with the spread of disease globally. The present study describes molecular evidence for the presence of a Trypanosoma sp. from black rats (Rattus rattus) in northern Sydney, Australia. Sequences of the 18S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) locus were obtained in two out of eleven (18%) blood samples with subsequent phylogenetic analysis confirming the identity within the Trypanosoma lewisi clade.

Item Type: Non-refereed Article
Murdoch Affiliation: College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54871
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