Journal article

Molecular characterisation of Anaplasma species from African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Danielle Sisson, Jasmin Hufschmid, Anna Jolles, Brianna Beechler, Abdul Jabbar

Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases | ELSEVIER GMBH | Published : 2017

Grants

Awarded by USDA-NIFA AFRI


Awarded by UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, USDA-NSF-BBSRC Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank South African National Parks (SANParks) for permission to conduct this study in Kruger National Park and M. Hofmeyr, P. Buss and the entire SANParks Veterinary Wildlife Services Department for invaluable assistance with animal captures and project logistics, as well as Kruger National Park DAFF veterinarians, especially Lin Mari De-Klerk Lorist and Louis van Schalkwyk. Thank you also to our collaborators from the Pirbright Institute, including E. Perez, B. Charleston and F. Zhang. We thank C. Glidden, K. Potgieter-Forssman, H. Combrink, H. Tavalire, C. Couch, B. Dugovich, J. Rushmore, C. Coon, E. Gorsich, M. Movius, B. Sullivan, E. Devereux, G. Meleleu, A. Sage, D. Trovillion and J. Masseleux for work on animal captures and sample processing. We also thank Hagos Gebrekidan for his help in laboratory techniques. This work was funded by USDA-NIFA AFRI grant # 2013-67015-21291 and by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council grant # BB/L011085/1 as part of the joint USDA-NSF-BBSRC Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program. The first author was also supported through an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. The authors reported no conflicts of interest related to this research