Charlotte L Oskam
Affiliation: Murdoch University
Gofton A, Oskam C, Lo N, Beninati T, Wei H, McCarl V, et al
. Inhibition of the endosymbiont "Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii" during 16S rRNA gene profiling reveals potential pathogens in Ixodes ticks from Australia. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:345 pubmed publisher
..Here, this strategy provided the first evidence of a relapsing fever Borrelia sp. and of novel "Candidatus Neoehrlichia" spp. in Australia. Our results raise new questions about tick-borne pathogens in I. holocyclus ticks. ..
Loh S, Gofton A, Lo N, Gillett A, Ryan U, Irwin P, et al
. Novel Borrelia species detected in echidna ticks, Bothriocroton concolor, in Australia. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:339 pubmed publisher
..The zoonotic potential and pathogenic consequences of this novel Borrelia sp. are unknown at the current time. ..
Loh S, Paparini A, Ryan U, Irwin P, Oskam C. Identification of Theileria fuliginosa-like species in Ixodes australiensis ticks from western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus) in Western Australia. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2018;9:632-637 pubmed publisher
..fuliginosa as closest sister species. Hence, we conclude that this is the first observation of T. fuliginosa-like species in I. australiensis ticks parasitising kangaroos in WA. ..
Oskam C, Gofton A, Greay T, Yang R, Doggett S, Ryan U, et al
. Molecular investigation into the presence of a Coxiella sp. in Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks in Australia. Vet Microbiol. 2017;201:141-145 pubmed publisher
..Furthermore, the presence of an additional Coxiella sp. in Australia requires further investigation into its potential for contributing to serological cross-reactions during Q fever testing. ..