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Haematospirillum and insect Wolbachia DNA in avian blood


Hornok, Sándor; Ágh, Nóra; Takács, Nóra; Kontschán, Jenő; Hofmann-Lehmann, Regina (2018). Haematospirillum and insect Wolbachia DNA in avian blood. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 111(3):479-483.

Abstract

In this study, blood samples of 259 Acrocephalus sp. warblers were molecularly analysed for Anaplasmataceae and Rhodospirillaceae based on PCR amplification of 16S rRNA gene fragments. One bird blood sample (from Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus) yielded a sequence with 99.8% identity to Haematospirillum jordaniae. This is the first molecular evidence for the occurrence of this species in the blood of any vertebrate other than human. Another bird blood sample (from Marsh Warbler: Acrocephalus palustris) yielded a Wolbachia sequence, closely related to a moth endosymbiont with 99.8% identity. A nematode origin of Wolbachia DNA detected here in avian blood can be excluded, because results of phylogenetic analysis showed its closest alignment with insect wolbachiae. This is the first finding of insect Wolbachia DNA in the circulatory system of birds, which can be explained either by the inoculation of wolbachiae by blood-sucking vectors, or passing of Wolbachia DNA from the gut into the blood of this insectivorous bird species.

Abstract

In this study, blood samples of 259 Acrocephalus sp. warblers were molecularly analysed for Anaplasmataceae and Rhodospirillaceae based on PCR amplification of 16S rRNA gene fragments. One bird blood sample (from Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus) yielded a sequence with 99.8% identity to Haematospirillum jordaniae. This is the first molecular evidence for the occurrence of this species in the blood of any vertebrate other than human. Another bird blood sample (from Marsh Warbler: Acrocephalus palustris) yielded a Wolbachia sequence, closely related to a moth endosymbiont with 99.8% identity. A nematode origin of Wolbachia DNA detected here in avian blood can be excluded, because results of phylogenetic analysis showed its closest alignment with insect wolbachiae. This is the first finding of insect Wolbachia DNA in the circulatory system of birds, which can be explained either by the inoculation of wolbachiae by blood-sucking vectors, or passing of Wolbachia DNA from the gut into the blood of this insectivorous bird species.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:27 Jan 2018 11:36
Last Modified:19 Aug 2018 12:35
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0003-6072
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10482-017-0961-0
PubMed ID:29063344
Project Information:
  • : FunderH2020
  • : Grant ID115854
  • : Project TitleEBOVAC1 - Development of a Prophylactic Ebola Vaccine Using an Heterologous Prime-Boost Regimen
  • : FunderSNSF
  • : Grant IDPBSG1--108571
  • : Project TitleEmergence and Impact of Dominant Logic in Software Ventures

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