Prevalence and diversity of Bartonella spp. in bats in Peru

Ying Bai, Sergio Eli Recuenco Cabrera, Amy Turmelle Gilbert, Lynn M. Osikowicz, Jorge Gómez, Charles Rupprecht, Michael Y. Kosoy

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Bartonella infections were investigated in bats in the Amazon part of Peru. A total of 112 bats belonging to 19 species were surveyed. Bartonella bacteria were cultured from 24.1% of the bats (27/112). Infection rates ranged from 0% to 100% per bat species. Phylogenetic analyses of gltA of the Bartonella isolates revealed 21 genetic variants clustering into 13 divergent phylogroups. Some Bartonella strains were shared by bats of multiple species, and bats of some species were infected with multiple Bartonella strains, showing no evident specific Bartonella sp.-bat relationships. Rarely found in other bat species, the Bartonella strains of phylogroups I and III discovered from the common vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) were more specific to the host bat species, suggesting some level of host specificity.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)518-523
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volumen87
N.º3
DOI
EstadoPublicada - sep 2012
Publicado de forma externa

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