- Hornok S, Szoke K, Estók P, Krawczyk A, Haarsma A, Kováts D, et al. Assessing bat droppings and predatory bird pellets for vector-borne bacteria: molecular evidence of bat-associated Neorickettsia sp. in Europe. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2018;111:1707-1717 pubmed publisher..tularensis, C. burnetii and Chlamydiales. Testing of bird pellets may provide an alternative approach to trapping for assessing the local occurrence of vector-borne bacteria in small mammals. ..
- Hornok S, Sándor A, Beck R, Farkas R, Beati L, Kontschán J, et al. Contributions to the phylogeny of Ixodes (Pholeoixodes) canisuga, I. (Ph.) kaiseri, I. (Ph.) hexagonus and a simple pictorial key for the identification of their females. Parasit Vectors. 2017;10:545 pubmed publisher..Phylogenetic analyses suggest that the subgenus Pholeoixodes is not monophyletic: either the subgenus Eschatocephalus should be included in Pholeoixodes, or the latter subgenus should be divided, which is a task for future studies. ..
- Hornok S, Kováts D, Angyal D, Dányi L, Kovacs R, Kontschán J. Description of the male and the larva of Ixodes ariadnae Hornok, 2014. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2016;7:1252-1255 pubmed publisher..vespertilionis has narrower palps and posteriorly triangular scutum) and I. simplex (of which the male and the larva have considerably shorter legs, palps). ..
- Hornok S, Sugár L, Horvath G, Kovacs T, Micsutka A, Gönczi E, et al. Evidence for host specificity of Theileria capreoli genotypes in cervids. Parasit Vectors. 2017;10:473 pubmed publisher..capreoli was also detected in one mouflon. No Babesia spp. were identified. In conclusion, in the evaluated region, genotypes of T. capreoli show host-associations among cervids, and at least one of these genotypes may infect mouflons. ..
- Hornok S, Szoke K, Boldogh S, Sándor A, Kontschán J, Tu V, et al. Phylogenetic analyses of bat-associated bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae: Cimicinae and Cacodminae) indicate two new species close to Cimex lectularius. Parasit Vectors. 2017;10:439 pubmed publisher..lectularius with different bat host species (pipistrelloid vs myotine bats) should be evaluated further as a possible background factor of this genetic divergence. In addition, Ca. ignotus is reported for the first time in South Africa. ..
- Hornok S, SzÅ‘ke K, GÃ¶rfÃ¶l T, FÃ¶ldvÃ¡ri G, Tu V, TakÃ¡cs N, et al. Molecular investigations of the bat tick Argas vespertilionis (Ixodida: Argasidae) and Babesia vesperuginis (Apicomplexa: Piroplasmida) reflect "bat connection" between Central Europe and Central Asia. Exp Appl Acarol. 2017;72:69-77 pubmed publisher..vespertilionis and B. vesperuginis suggest a genetic link of bat parasites between Central Europe and Central Asia, which is epidemiologically relevant in the context of any pathogens associated with bats. ..
- Estrada PeÃ±a A, D Amico G, Palomar A, Dupraz M, Fonville M, Heylen D, et al. A comparative test of ixodid tick identification by a network of European researchers. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2017;8:540-546 pubmed publisher..Results also showed that a combination of certain genes may adequately identify the target species of ticks. ..
- Hornok S, Szoke K, Tu V, Kontschán J, Takács N, Sándor A, et al. Mitochondrial gene heterogeneity of the bat soft tick Argas vespertilionis (Ixodida: Argasidae) in the Palaearctic. Parasit Vectors. 2017;10:109 pubmed publisher..The broad host range of A. vespertilionis might partly explain its lower degree of mitochondrial gene heterogeneity in comparison with ixodid bat tick species over the same geographical region of Eurasia. ..
- Hornok S, Trauttwein K, Takács N, HodŽić A, Duscher G, Kontschán J. Molecular analysis of Ixodes rugicollis, Candidatus Neoehrlichia sp. (FU98) and a novel Babesia genotype from a European badger (Meles meles). Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2017;8:41-44 pubmed publisher..Ca. Neoehrlichia sp. (FU98) was identified for the first time in M. meles and in Hungary. In addition, a molecularly previously not yet characterized Babesia genotype occurs in badgers in Central Europe. ..
- Hornok S, Sándor A, Tomanović S, Beck R, D Amico G, Kontschán J, et al. East and west separation of Rhipicephalus sanguineus mitochondrial lineages in the Mediterranean Basin. Parasit Vectors. 2017;10:39 pubmed publisher..The phylogenetic relationships of eastern and western African ticks, which align with R. leporis, need to be studied further within R. sanguineus (s.l.) ("tropical lineage"). ..
- Hornok S, Wang Y, Otranto D, Keskin A, Lia R, Kontschán J, et al. Phylogenetic analysis of Haemaphysalis erinacei Pavesi, 1884 (Acari: Ixodidae) from China, Turkey, Italy and Romania. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:643 pubmed..Therefore, the taxonomic status of the subspecies of H. erinacei needs to be revised based on a larger number of specimens collected throughout its geographical range. ..