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Volume 61, Issue 2 (Jun 2016)

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Dynamics of Theileria orientalis genotype population in cattle in a year-round grazing system

Tatsunori Masatani
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  • Transboundary Animal Diseases Research Center, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan
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/ Shunpei Yoshihara
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  • Laboratory of Parasitology, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan
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/ Atsuko Matsubara
  • Kuju Agricultural Research Center, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Oita, 878-0201, Japan
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/ Takafumi Gotoh
  • Kuju Agricultural Research Center, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Oita, 878-0201, Japan
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/ Hideyuki Takahashi
  • Kuju Agricultural Research Center, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Oita, 878-0201, Japan
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/ Tetsuya Tanaka
  • Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan
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/ Masako Andoh
  • Laboratory of Veterinary Public Health, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan
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/ Yasuyuki Endo
  • Laboratory of Small Animal Internal Medicine, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan
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/ Tomohide Matsuo
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Published Online: 2016-03-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2016-0056

Abstract

Theirelia orientalis is a tick-borne haemoprotozoan parasite, and infection with this parasite is one of the most important diseases for grazing cattle. Co-infection of cattle with different genotypes of T. orientalis often occurs. In this study, we investigated the temporal dynamics of genotypes in cattle in a year-round grazing system in Japan. Genotype-specific PCR assays to determine major piroplasm surface protein (MPSP) genotypes (types 1 to 5) of T. orientalis were performed by using time-course blood samples collected from grazing cattle and ticks in a pasture. All 20 cattle investigated in this study were infected with T. orientalis. By using genotype-specific PCR, we detected the combination of genotypes of T. orientalis (types 1 to 5) from each cattle. These multiple genotypes of T. orientalis were also confirmed in ticks. Notably, each genotype of T. orientalis in cattle was temporally detected from cattle and more variable genotypes were found in summer. The observed temporal dynamics of the MPSP genotypes of T. orientalis in cattle could be explained by host immunity against the parasites or genetic recombination of parasite in ticks.

Key words: Cattle; MPSP; PCR; Theileria orientalis; Tick

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Received: 2015-07-06

Revised: 2015-11-27

Accepted: 2016-01-19

Published Online: 2016-03-30

Published in Print: 2016-06-01


Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2016-0056.

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