Microbiome of haemaphysalis longicornis tick in Korea

Myungjun Kim, Ju Yeong Kim, Myung Hee Yi, In Yong Lee, Dongeun Yong, Bo Young Jeon, Tai Soon Yong

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Abstract

Ticks can transmit pathogenic bacteria, protozoa, and viruses to humans and animals. In this study, we investigated the microbiomes of Haemaphysalis longicornis according to sex and life stages. The Shannon index was significantly higher for nymphs than adult ticks. Principal coordinates analysis showed that the microbiome composition of female adult and male adult ticks were different. Notably, Coxiella-like bacterium (AB001519), known as a tick symbiont, was found in all nymphs and female adult ticks, but only one out of 4 male adult ticks had Coxiella-like bacterium (AB001519). In addition, Rickettsia rickettsii, Coxiella burnetii, and Anaplasma bovis were detected in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-496
Number of pages8
JournalKorean Journal of Parasitology
Volume59
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Oct

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean Government (MEST; numbers NRF-2019R1A2B5B01069843, 2020R1I1A2074562).

Funding Information:
This study was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean Government (MEST; numbers NRF-2019R1A2B5B01069843, 2020R1I1A2074562). Raw sequence data are available in NCBI GenBank under Bioproject PRJNA733831.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, Korean Society for Parasitology and Tropical Medicine.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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