Bartonella DNA in heart tissues of bats in central and eastern Europe and a review of phylogenetic relations of bat-associated bartonellae

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    • Publication Information:
      BMC, 2018.
    • Publication Date:
      2018
    • Collection:
      LCC:Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Abstract:
      Abstract Background Bats are among the most widely distributed mammals worldwide and can represent hosts or reservoirs for a number of different pathogens. Bartonella spp. are opportunistic bacterial pathogens, which are transmitted by a large variety of arthropods. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence and host-associations of these Gram-negative bacteria in heart tissues of bats collected in four different countries from eastern and central Europe and to analyze their phylogenetic relationship with other bat-associated bartonellae. Results The results of this study show for the first time the presence of Bartonella spp. DNA in heart tissues of bats from central and eastern Europe. The overall prevalence of the infection was 1.38%. Phylogenetic analysis identified four new Bartonella spp. sequences, which were closely related with other Bartonella previously isolated from bats in Europe and North America. Conclusions The gltA sequences of Bartonella spp. showed considerable heterogeneity in the phylogenetic analysis resulting in six different clades. Our study demonstrated the presence of Bartonella spp. only in heart tissues of bats from Romania, with two new bat species recorded as hosts (Myotis cf. alcathoe and Pipistrellus pipistrellus).
    • File Description:
      electronic resource
    • ISSN:
      1756-3305
    • Relation:
      http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s13071-018-3070-7; https://doaj.org/toc/1756-3305
    • Accession Number:
      10.1186/s13071-018-3070-7
    • Rights:
      Journal Licence: CC BY
    • Accession Number:
      edsdoj.b89a31fbab974c9fa7fd5e3f1c5c3fee
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ALEXANDRA CORDUNEANU et al. Bartonella DNA in heart tissues of bats in central and eastern Europe and a review of phylogenetic relations of bat-associated bartonellae. Parasites & Vectors, [s. l.], n. 1, p. 1, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Alexandra Corduneanu, Attila D. Sándor, Angela Monica Ionică, et al. Bartonella DNA in heart tissues of bats in central and eastern Europe and a review of phylogenetic relations of bat-associated bartonellae. Parasites & Vectors. 2018;(1):1. doi:10.1186/s13071-018-3070-7.
    • APA:
      Alexandra Corduneanu, Attila D. Sándor, Angela Monica Ionică, Sándor Hornok, Natascha Leitner, Zoltán Bagó, … Andrei Daniel Mihalca. (2018). Bartonella DNA in heart tissues of bats in central and eastern Europe and a review of phylogenetic relations of bat-associated bartonellae. Parasites & Vectors, (1), 1. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-3070-7
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Alexandra Corduneanu, Attila D. Sándor, Angela Monica Ionică, Sándor Hornok, Natascha Leitner, Zoltán Bagó, Katharina Stefke, Hans-Peter Fuehrer, and Andrei Daniel Mihalca. 2018. “Bartonella DNA in Heart Tissues of Bats in Central and Eastern Europe and a Review of Phylogenetic Relations of Bat-Associated Bartonellae.” Parasites & Vectors, no. 1: 1. doi:10.1186/s13071-018-3070-7.
    • Harvard:
      Alexandra Corduneanu et al. (2018) ‘Bartonella DNA in heart tissues of bats in central and eastern Europe and a review of phylogenetic relations of bat-associated bartonellae’, Parasites & Vectors, (1), p. 1. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3070-7.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Alexandra Corduneanu, Attila D. Sándor, Angela Monica Ionică, Sándor Hornok, Natascha Leitner, Zoltán Bagó, Katharina Stefke, Hans-Peter Fuehrer & Andrei Daniel Mihalca 2018, ‘Bartonella DNA in heart tissues of bats in central and eastern Europe and a review of phylogenetic relations of bat-associated bartonellae’, Parasites & Vectors, no. 1, p. 1, viewed 21 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Alexandra Corduneanu, et al. “Bartonella DNA in Heart Tissues of Bats in Central and Eastern Europe and a Review of Phylogenetic Relations of Bat-Associated Bartonellae.” Parasites & Vectors, no. 1, 2018, p. 1. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1186/s13071-018-3070-7.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Alexandra Corduneanu, Attila D. Sándor, Angela Monica Ionică, Sándor Hornok, Natascha Leitner, Zoltán Bagó, Katharina Stefke, Hans-Peter Fuehrer, and Andrei Daniel Mihalca. “Bartonella DNA in Heart Tissues of Bats in Central and Eastern Europe and a Review of Phylogenetic Relations of Bat-Associated Bartonellae.” Parasites & Vectors, no. 1 (2018): 1. doi:10.1186/s13071-018-3070-7.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Alexandra Corduneanu, Attila D. Sándor, Angela Monica Ionică, Sándor Hornok, Natascha Leitner, Zoltán Bagó, et al. Bartonella DNA in heart tissues of bats in central and eastern Europe and a review of phylogenetic relations of bat-associated bartonellae. Parasites & Vectors [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2019 Oct 21];(1):1. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.b89a31fbab974c9fa7fd5e3f1c5c3fee&custid=s8280428