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Differential expression of genes in salivary glands of male Rhipicephalus (Boophilus)microplus in response to infection with Anaplasma marginale

Zorica Zivkovic1*, Eliane Esteves2, Consuelo Almazán3, Sirlei Daffre2, Ard M Nijhof1, Katherine M Kocan4, Frans Jongejan15 and José de la Fuente46

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Utrecht Centre for Tick-borne Diseases (UCTD), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 1, 3584CL, Utrecht, the Netherlands

2 Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade de São Paulo, Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 1374, CEP 05508-900, São Paulo, Brazil

3 Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Km.5 carretera Victoria-Mante, CP 87000 Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico

4 Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA

5 Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, 0110, Onderstepoort, South Africa

6 Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos IREC (CSIC-UCLM-JCCM), Ronda de Toledo s/n, 13005 Ciudad Real, Spain

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BMC Genomics 2010, 11:186  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-186

Published: 18 March 2010

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Genes identified by SSH as differentially expressed in A. marginale-infected R. microplus male salivary glands.

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Differentially expressed genes selected based on their putative role during A. marginale infection to validate SSH results by real-time RT-PCR.

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