Molecular Screening for Rickettsial Bacteria and Piroplasrns in Ixodid Ticks Surveyed from White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and Nilgai Antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) in Southern Texas

Author(s): Pia U. Olafson, Beverly Greta Buckmeier, Melinda A. May, and Donald B. Thomas

Published: November 2020

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A survey of ixodid ticks parasitizing white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) was completed during the 2018-2019 public hunt season on the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (Cameron County, Texas) and the East Foundation's El Sanz Ranch in nearby Willacy County (Texas).

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Olafson, P. U., B. G. Buckmeier, M. A. May, and D. B. Thomas. 2020. Molecular screening for rickettsial bacteria and piroplasrns in ixodid ticks surveyed from white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) in southern Texas. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 13(2020): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2020.11.002.

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