Detection of a novel Rickettsia (Alphaproteobacteria: Rickettsiales) in rotund ticks (Ixodes kingi) from Saskatchewan, Canada
Clare A Anstead, Neil B Chilton
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases | ELSEVIER GMBH, URBAN & FISCHER VERLAG | Published : 2013
This work was approved by the University of Saskatchewan's Animal Research Ethics Board, and adhered to the Canadian Council on Animal Care guidelines for humane animal use. Financial support for this work was provided (to NBC) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. A Margaret McKay scholarship and a University of Saskatchewan Graduate Scholarship provided financial support to CAA. We are grateful to Dr. C Todd for his assistance in collecting ticks.