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Bacterial Communities of Bartonella-Positive Fleas: Diversity and Community Assembly Patterns▿

By Ryan T. Jones, Katherine F. McCormick and Andrew P. Martin


We investigated the bacterial communities of nine Bartonella-positive fleas (n = 6 Oropsylla hirsuta fleas and n = 3 Oropsylla montana fleas), using universal primers, clone libraries, and DNA sequencing. DNA sequences were used to classify bacteria detected in a phylogenetic context, to explore community assembly patterns within individual fleas, and to survey diversity patterns in dominant lineages

Topics: Invertebrate Microbiology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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