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New foci of Rhipicephalus microplus in West Africa

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dc.contributor.author Madder, M.
dc.contributor.author Adehan, S.
dc.contributor.author De Deken, R.
dc.contributor.author Adehan, R.
dc.contributor.author Lokossou, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-25T14:11:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-25T14:11:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 0168-8162
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10493-012-9522-4
dc.identifier.other ITG-B1A
dc.identifier.other ITG-B3A
dc.identifier.other DBM
dc.identifier.other U-VEPID
dc.identifier.other JIF
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dc.identifier.other Abstract
dc.identifier.other UPD45
dc.identifier.other FTC
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/6955
dc.description.abstract The invasive character of Rhipicephalus microplus was observed in Benin, the second West-African country from which this ticks species has been collected after the initial confirmed record in Ivory Coast in 2007. A cross-sectional study was carried out in the Department of Mono to examine the presence of the tick R. microplus. The survey covered 9 herds (villages) in an agro-ecological zone inhabited by agro-pastoralists, including the State Farm of Kpinnou that imported Girolando cattle from Brazil. Almost 800 ticks were sampled from 36 cattle, on average four cattle per village. The morphological identification revealed ticks of two different genera: Rhipicephalus and Amblyomma. Rhipicephalus microplus was the only representative of the species previously known as Boophilus or blue ticks. Its taxonomic identity was confirmed molecularly by PCR-RFLP. A comparison was made with the situation of R. microplus in Brazil. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Tick-borne diseases en
dc.subject Ticks en
dc.subject Rhipicephalus microplus en
dc.subject Boophilus microplus en
dc.subject Amblyomma en
dc.subject Cattle en
dc.subject Pastoralism en
dc.subject Morphology en
dc.subject Molecular diagnostic techniques en
dc.subject Identification en
dc.subject PCR-RFLP en
dc.subject Comparison en
dc.subject Côte d'Ivoire en
dc.subject Africa, West en
dc.subject Brazil en
dc.subject America, Latin en
dc.title New foci of Rhipicephalus microplus in West Africa en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 4 en
dc.citation.jtitle Experimental and Applied Acarology en
dc.citation.volume 56 en
dc.citation.pages 385-390 en
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22286115
dc.citation.jabbreviation Exp Appl Acarol en


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