Detection of Leishmania major and Leishmania tropica in domestic cats in the Ege Region of Turkey


PAŞA S., Vardarli A. , EROL N., KARAKUŞ M., TÖZ S. , ATASOY A., ...More

VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY, vol.212, pp.389-392, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 212
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2015.07.042
  • Title of Journal : VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.389-392

Abstract

Leishmaniosis is a group of diseases caused by different species of Leishmania parasites in mammalian species. The aim of the present study was to investigate the presence of Leishmania spp. DNA in cats using real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays targeting internal transcribed spacer (ITS1) and heat-shock protein 70 gene (Hsp70) regions with Leishmania species-specific primers and probes.