|Title||Diversity of Babesia spp. in cervid ungulates based on the 18S rDNA and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I phylogenies|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Kristyna H, Marketa R, Pavel S, Jan V, Annetta Z, Burgess H, Vladimir S, Vladimir Z, David M|
|Journal||Infect Genet Evol|
The invasive sika deers enter the life cycle of at least three piroplasmid species detected in native deer fauna. The presence of B. divergens in both sika and red deer in an area where bovine babesiosis is apparently absent raises important questions regarding the epidemiology, host specificity and taxonomic status of the parasite.