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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
On-line version ISSN 1678-4405
OLIVEIRA, L.P. et al. Molecular analysis of the rRNA genes of Babesia spp and Ehrlichia canis detected in dogs from Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2009, vol.40, n.2, pp. 238-240. ISSN 1678-4405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822009000200006.
The partial DNA sequences of the 18S rRNA gene of Babesia canis and the 16S rRNA gene of Ehrlichia canis detected in dogs from Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, were compared to sequences from other strains deposited in GenBank. The E. canis strain circulating in Ribeirão Preto is identical to other strains previously detected in the region, whereas the subspecies Babesia canis vogeli is the main Babesia strain circulating in dogs from Ribeirão Preto.
Keywords : Babesia canis vogeli; Ehrlichia canis; ticks; rRNA gene; PCR.