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Table 1 Animals screened for the presence of circulating Midichloria DNA

From: Molecular and serological evidence for the circulation of the tick symbiont Midichloria (Rickettsiales: Midichloriaceae) in different mammalian species

Mammalian host Region or origin Sample size No. of positive (%)
Dog (Kpa) Sicilia 62 18 (29%)
Dog (K1b) Molise 4 1 (25%)
Dog (K3b) Campania 7 1 (14%)
Dog (K14b) Campania 13 0 (0%)
Horse (NIc) Lazio 46 5 (11%)
Sheep (NIc) Lombardia 11 1 (9%)
Cattle (NIc) Lombardia 13 0 (0%)
Cattle (Id) Lombardia 30 0 (0%)
Dog (control group) Experimental animalse 20 0 (0%)
  1. adogs from a kennel in the Pantelleria Island (Kp), Sicilia; bkennel code as indicated in TableĀ 2; canimals from non-intensive (NI) breeding farms; danimals from an intensive (I) breeding farm; eanimals from a previous experimental study [14].