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Table 1 Transstadial transmission Experiment 1, nymphal acquisition feeding of A. cajennense and D. variabilis on T. equi infected horses

From: Amblyomma cajennense is an intrastadial biological vector of Theileria equi

Acquisition host qPCRa(copies/ml) Species Number of nymphs fed Molted adults
♂♂ ♀♀
Ho-183 1.4 × 104 D. variabilis 53 34 17
   A. cajennense 189 NAb NAb
Ho-198 2.1 × 105 D. variabilis 33 17 16
   A. cajennense 198 211c 160c
  1. aAt the time of nymphal repletion (5/26/10).
  2. bPooled with ticks from Ho-198, see note “c” below.
  3. cTotal of the A. cajennense pooled from both acquisition hosts, Ho-183 and Ho-198.