Molecular Detection of Theileria ovis and Theleiria equi in Livestock from Palestine

dc.contributor.author Azmi, Kifaya
dc.contributor.author Al-Jawabreh, Amer
dc.contributor.author Abdeen, Ziad
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-19T11:24:57Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-19T11:24:57Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-09
dc.description.abstract Theileria and Babesia are intracellular protozoan parasites infecting a wide range of animals. In Palestine, there is limited information on the prevalence of Theileria and Babesia spp. in livestock. We used PCR of the 18S ribosomal RNA gene followed by DNA sequencing to detect and identify parasite DNA in blood samples from sheep (n = 49), goats (n = 48), horses (n = 40), camels (n = 34), donkeys (n = 28) and mules (n = 2) from four districts of Palestine. DNA of T. ovis and T. equi was detected in 19 and 2 ovine blood samples, respectively. None of the camels, donkeys, and goats were positive for T. ovis. Sheep had a significantly higher rate of infection than other animals (P < 0.05). Theileria ovis is highly prevalent in sheep, while T. equi DNA was detected in a small proportion of the equids in Palestine. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship We would like to thank all the people who helped in blood collection from the studied animals. This study was supported financially by grant 2014·52146 funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands and USAID grant MERC TAMOU-12-M32-038. en_US
dc.identifier.citation TY - JOUR AU - Azmi, Kifaya AU - Al-Jawabreh, Amer AU - Abdeen, Ziad PY - 2019/12/01 SP - T1 - Molecular Detection of Theileria ovis and Theleiria equi in Livestock from Palestine VL - 9 DO - 10.1038/s41598-019-47965-0 JO - Scientific Reports ER - en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/4941
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Nature Publishing Group en_US
dc.title Molecular Detection of Theileria ovis and Theleiria equi in Livestock from Palestine en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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