Functional genomics studies of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus ticks in response to infection with the cattle protozoan parasite, Babesia bigemina.
- Autores: Almazán C, Antunes S, de la Fuente J, Do Rosário V, Domingos A, Galindo RC, Golovchenko M, Grubhoffer L, Rudenko N, Shkap V
- Ano de Publicação: 2012
- Journal: International Journal for Parasitology
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Functional+genomics+studies+of+Rhipicephalus+(Boophilus)+annulatus+ticks+in+response+to+infection+with+the+cattle+protozoan+parasite%2C+Babesia+bigemina
Ticks are obligate haematophagous ectoparasites of wild and domestic animals as well as humans, considered to be second worldwide to mosquitoes as vectors of human diseases, but the most important vectors of disease-causing pathogens in domestic and wild animals. Babesia spp. are tick-borne pathogens that cause a disease called babesiosis in a wide range of animals and in humans.