Evidence for a specific host-endosymbiont relationship between 'Rickettsia sp genotype RF2125' and Ctenocephalides felis orientis infesting dogs in India
Sze-Fui Hii, Andrea L Lawrence, Leigh Cuttell, Rebecca Tynas, Puteri Azaziah Megat Abd Rani, Jan Slapeta, Rebecca J Traub
Parasites & Vectors | BMC | Published : 2015
Financial support for this project was provided by the Australian Research Council and Bayer Animal Health. In-kind support through assistance with field-work was provided by the following Non-Government Organisations: Help in Suffering, Jaipur, Jeevaashram and Krishnaashram (Gurgeon, Delhi) and In Defence of Animals (Mumbai). Special thanks to Prof. Gatne, Mumbai Veterinary College, Dr. Vinod Sharma, Jeevasharam and Ms. Aashima Auplish for their assistance in conducting fieldwork. The paper has been sponsored by Bayer Health Care - Animal Health Division in the framework of the 10th CVBD World Forum Symposium. Professor Ian Beveridge is gratefully acknowledged for his assistance with the initial morphological identification of fleas.