Affiliation: University of Ljubljana
Duh D, Punda Polic V, Trilar T, Petrovec M, Bradaric N, Avsic Zupanc T. Molecular identification of Rickettsia felis-like bacteria in Haemaphysalis sulcata ticks collected from domestic animals in southern Croatia. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006;1078:347-51 pubmed
..Molecular analysis of the complete gltA gene and portion of 17 kDa and ompB genes revealed the presence of Rickettsia felis-like bacteria in up to 26% of tested ticks. ..
Duh D, Punda Polic V, Trilar T, Avsic Zupanc T. Molecular detection of Theileria sp. in ticks and naturally infected sheep. Vet Parasitol. 2008;151:327-31 pubmed
..It was concluded that clinical diagnosis of ovine piroplasmosis should be confirmed by molecular analysis in order to identify the species of piroplasm, to select the appropriate treatment and to exclude the threat for public health...
Duh D, Nichol S, Khristova M, Saksida A, Hafner Bratkovic I, Petrovec M, et al
. The complete genome sequence of a Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus isolated from an endemic region in Kosovo. Virol J. 2008;5:7 pubmed publisher
..9% amino acid difference found between the Kosova Hoti and another strain from Kosovo (9553-01). This suggests that distinct virus strains can coexist in highly endemic areas...
Duh D, Punda Polic V, Avsic Zupanc T, Bouyer D, Walker D, Popov V, et al
. Rickettsia hoogstraalii sp. nov., isolated from hard- and soft-bodied ticks. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2010;60:977-84 pubmed publisher
..hoogstraalii sp. nov. was closely related to Rickettsia felis, it represents a separate species within the spotted fever group. The type strain of R. hoogstraalii sp. nov. is strain Croatica(T) (=DSM 22243(T)=UTMB 00003(T))...