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    • Babesia life cycle – When phylogeny meets biology 

      Jalovecka, Marie; Sojka, Daniel; Ascencio, Mariano E.; Schnittger, Leonhard (Elsevier, 2019-02-04)
      Although Babesia represents an important worldwide veterinary threat and an emerging risk to humans, this parasite has been poorly studied as compared to Plasmodium, its malaria-causing relative. In fact, Babesia employs ...
    • Babesia spp. in ticks and wildlife in different habitat types of Slovakia 

      Hamšíkova, Zuzana; Kazimirová, Mária; Harustiakova, Danka; Mahrikova, Lenka; Slovak, Mirko; Berthová, Lenka; Kocianova, Elena; Schnittger, Leonhard (2016)
      Background: Babesiosis is an emerging and potentially zoonotic disease caused by tick-borne piroplasmids of the Babesia genus. New genetic variants of piroplasmids with unknown associations to vectors and hosts are ...
    • Characterization of a papain-like cysteine protease essential for the survival of Babesia ovis merozoites 

      Carletti, Tamara; Mesplet, Maria; Mira, Anabela; Weir, William; Shiels, Brian; Gonzalez Oliva, Abel; Schnittger, Leonhard; Florin-Christensen, Mónica; Barreto, Carmo (2016)
      Babesia ovis, a tick-transmitted intraerythrocytic protozoan parasite, causes severe infections in small ruminants from Southern Europe, Middle East, and Northern Africa. With the aim of finding potential targets for the ...
    • Cysteine proteinase C1A paralog profiles correspond with phylogenetic lineages of pathogenic piroplasmids 

      Ascencio, Mariano E.; Florin-Christensen, Mónica; Mamoun, Choukri B.; Weir, William; Shiels, Brian; Schnittger, Leonhard (MDPI, 2018-04)
      Piroplasmid parasites comprising of Babesia, Theileria, and Cytauxzoon are transmitted by ticks to farm and pet animals and have a significant impact on livestock industries and animal health in tropical and subtropical ...
    • Detection of Sarcocystis aucheniae in blood of llama using a duplex semi-nested PCR assay and its association with cyst infestation 

      Decker Franco, Cecilia; Romero, Sandra Raquel; Ferrari, Alejandro; Schnittger, Leonhard; Florin-Christensen, Mónica (Elsevier, 2018)
      The protozoon Sarcocystis aucheniae is the causative agent of South American camelid (SAC) sarcocystosis. Infections are characterized by the presence of cysts in muscles which are in size and appearance similar to rice ...
    • Distribution and prevalence of Nosema apis and N. ceranae in temperate and subtropical eco-regions of Argentina 

      Pacini, Adriana Cecilia; Mira, Anabela; Molineri, Ana Ines; Giacobino, Agostina; Bulacio Cagnolo, Natalia Veronica; Aignasse, Andrea María Elisa; Zago, Luis Fernando Basili; Izaguirre, Mercedes; Merke, Julieta; Orellano, Emanuel; Bertozzi, Ezequiel; Pietronave, Hernan Pablo; Russo, Romina Maria; Scannapieco, Alejandra Carla; Lanzavecchia, Silvia Beatriz; Schnittger, Leonhard; Signorini, Marcelo (2016-11)
      A total of 361 colonies from 59 apiaries located in two temperate and three subtropical eco-regions were examined during the post-harvest period to determine distribution and prevalence of Nosema spp. Apiaries from subtropical ...
    • Diverse tick-borne microorganisms identified in free-living ungulates in Slovakia 

      Kazimirová, Mária; Hamšíkova, Zuzana; Spitalska, Eva; Minichova, Lenka; Mahrikova, Lenka; Caban, Radoslav; Sprong, Hein; Fonville, Manoj; Schnittger, Leonhard; Kocianova, Elena (BMC, 2018-09)
      Background: Free-living ungulates are hosts of ixodid ticks and reservoirs of tick-borne microorganisms in central Europe and many regions around the world. Tissue samples and engorged ticks were obtained from roe deer, ...
    • Establishment of Babesia vulpes n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Babesiidae), a piroplasmid species pathogenic for domestic dogs 

      Baneth, Gad; Cardoso, Luís; Brilhante Simões, Paula; Schnittger, Leonhard (BioMed Central, 2019)
      Background: Canine babesiosis is a severe disease caused by several Babesia spp. A number of names have been proposed for the canine-infecting piroplasmid pathogen initially named Theileria annae Zahler, Rinder, Schein ...
    • Evidence for extensive genetic diversity and substructuring of the Babesia bovis metapopulation 

      Flores, Daniela; Minichiello, Y.; Araujo, Flabio Ribeiro de; Shkap, V.; Benitez, Daniel Francisco; Echaide, Ignacio Eduardo; Rolls, P.; Mosqueda, J.; Pacheco, Maria Gabriela; Petterson, Maria Elizabeth; Florin-Christensen, Mónica; Schnittger, Leonhard (2013-11)
      Babesia bovis is a tick-transmitted haemoprotozoan and a causative agent of bovine babesiosis, a cattle disease that causes significant economic loss in tropical and subtropical regions. A panel of nineteen micro- and ...
    • First report of Anaplasma marginale infection in goats, Brazil 

      da Silva, Nayara B.; Taus, Naomi S.; Johnson, Wendell C.; Mira, Anabela; Schnittger, Leonhard; Valente, Jessica D. M.; Vidotto, Odilon; Masterson, Hayley E.; Vieira, Thállitha S. W. J.; Ueti, Massaro W.; Vieira, Rafael F. C. (Public Library of Science, 2018-08)
      Anaplasma marginale, the causative agent of bovine anaplasmosis, is a tick-borne bacterium that causes significant economic losses for cattle industries and is increasingly being detected in other animal species. Rhipicephalus ...
    • Identification of novel vaccine candidates against cryptosporidiosis of neonatal bovines by reverse vaccinology 

      Tomazic, Mariela Luján; Rodriguez, Anabel Elisa; Lombardelli Joaquín Andrés; Poklepovich Caride, Tomás Javier; Garro, Carlos Javier; Galarza, Roxana Ivon; Tiranti, Karina; Florin-Christensen, Mónica; Schnittger, Leonhard (Elsevier, 2018-12)
      The apicomplexan protozoan Cryptosporidium parvum is an important causative agent of diarrhea of neonatal bovines. Vaccination has been proposed as an advantageous strategy against cryptosporidiosis of calves since besides ...
    • Isolation of Pseudobutyrivibrio ruminis and Pseudobutyrivibrio xylanivorans from rumen of Creole goats fed native forage diet 

      Grilli, Diego Javier; Ceron Cucchi, Maria Esperanza; Paez Lama, Sebastián Antonio; Egea, Angela Vanina; Schnittger, Leonhard; Cravero, Silvio Lorenzo Pedro; Sosa Escudero, Miguel Angel; Allegretti, Liliana Inés; Arenas, Graciela Nora (Springer, 2013-09)
      We isolated and identified functional groups of bacteria in the rumen of Creole goats involved in ruminal fermentation of native forage shrubs. The functional bacterial groups were evaluated by comparing the total viable, ...
    • Mitigated clinical disease in water buffaloes experimentally infected with Babesia bovis 

      Benitez, Daniel Francisco; Mesplet, Maria; Echaide, Ignacio Eduardo; Torioni, Susana Marta; Schnittger, Leonhard; Florin-Christensen, Mónica (2018-07)
      Water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) are raised in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, and act as hosts of Babesia bovis parasites and the tick vector Rhipicephalus microplus. As no clinical cases of B. bovis-infection ...
    • Molecular and serological detection of Babesia bovis- and Babesia bigemina-infection in bovines and water buffaloes raised jointly in an endemic field 

      Romero-Salas, Dora; Mira, Anabela; Mosqueda, Juan; García-Vázquez, Zeferino; Hidalgo-Ruiz, Mario; Ortiz Vela, Noot Aditya; Perez de Leóne, Adalberto Angel; Florin-Christensen, Monica; Schnittger, Leonhard (2016-01)
      Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina are causative agents of bovine babesiosis, a tick-borne disease of cattle in tropical and subtropical regions. Babesia spp. infection adversely affects cattle health and can be fatal ...
    • Molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium isolates from calves in Argentina 

      Tomazic, Mariela Luján; Maidana, Jimena; Dominguez, Mariana Gabriela; Louge Uriarte, Enrique Leopoldo; Galarza, Roxana Ivon; Garro, Carlos Javier; Florin-Christensen, Monica; Schnittger, Leonhard (2013-12)
      Cryptosporidiosis is responsible for significant fatalities of neonatal calves, resulting in substantial economic loss in dairy farming in several countries. Additionally, the high shedding of environmentally resistant ...
    • Molecular detection and phylogenetic analysis of Hepatozoon spp. in questing Ixodes ricinus ticks and rodents from Slovakia and Czech Republic 

      Hamšíkova, Zuzana; Silaghi, Cornelia; Rudolf, Ivo; Venclíková, Kristýna; Mahríkova, Lenka; Slovák, Mirko; Mendel, Jan; Blažejová, Hana; Berthová, Lenka; Kocianová, Elena; Hubálek, Zdeněk; Schnittger, Leonhard; Kazimírová, Mária (2016-10)
      By amplification and sequencing of 18S rRNA gene fragments, Hepatozoon spp. DNA was detected in 0.08 % (4/5057) and 0.04 % (1/2473) of questing Ixodes ricinus ticks from Slovakia and Czech Republic, respectively. Hepatozoon ...
    • Molecular detection of Sarcocystis aucheniae in the blood of llamas from Argentina 

      Decker Franco, Cecilia; Romero, Sandra Raquel; Carletti, Tamara; Schnittger, Leonhard; Florin-Christensen, Monica; Martin, Mara Edith (2016-09)
      Sarcocystis aucheniae are apicomplexan protozoa that infect South American camelids (SACs), giving rise to macroscopic cysts similar to rice grains in skeletal muscles. Visual detection of macrocysts in slaughtered animals ...
    • Molecular identification of Sarcocystis aucheniae as the macrocyst-forming parasite of llamas 

      Carletti, Tamara; Martin, Mara; Romero, Sandra Raquel; Morrison, David A.; Marcoppido, Gisela Ariana; Florin-Christensen, Monica; Schnittger, Leonhard (2013-12)
      The domestic South American camelids (SACs), llama (Lama glama) and alpaca (Lama paco), are frequently found to be infected with Sarcocystis parasites. Infections give rise in skeletal muscle to macroscopic cysts (1–5 mm ...
    • Prevalence and risk factors for shedding of Cryptosporidium spp. oocysts in dairy calves of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina 

      Garro, Carlos Javier; Morici, Gabriel Edgardo; Utges, María E.; Tomazic, Mariela Luján; Schnittger, Leonhard (2016)
      In order to determine the prevalence and risk factors for shedding of Cryptosporidium spp. in dairy calves, a cross-sectional study was carried out in the northeastern region of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Fecal ...
    • Reclassification of Theileria annae as Babesia vulpes sp. nov. 

      Baneth, Gad; Florin-Christensen, Mónica; Cardoso, Luís; Schnittger, Leonhard (2015-04)
      Background: Theileria annae is a tick-transmitted small piroplasmid that infects dogs and foxes in North America and Europe. Due to disagreement on its placement in the Theileria or Babesia genera, several synonyms have ...