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Table 2 Dogs screened for the presence of anti- Midichloria antibodies

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

Kennel code or group County or origin No. of dogs Positivitya OD average ± SD (OD min-OD max)
K1 Campobasso 15 86.6 0.46 ± 0.2 (0.22-0.8)
K2 Salerno 16 31.25 0.25 ± 0.07 (0.18-0.36)
K3 Avellino 19 73.68 0.33 ± 0.1 (0.2-0.53)
K4 Avellino 9 22.2 0.27 ± 0.16 (0.17-0.6)
K5 Avellino 9 55.5 0.27 ± 0.09 (0.19-0.48)
K6 Avellino 13 61.53 0.27 ± 0.08 (0.15-0.42)
K7 Napoli 12 8.3 0.14 ± 0.08 (0.1-0.32)
K8 Caserta 13 23 0.14 ± 0.12 (0.07-0.38)
K9 Avellino 15 20 0.20 ± 0.09 (0.09-0.39)
K10 Caserta 19 5.26 0.14 ± 0.06 (0.09-0.35)
K11 Napoli 16 12.5 0.16 ± 0.05 (0.08-0.27)
K12 Avellino 12 8.3 0.16 ± 0.08 (0.1-0.4)
K13 Napoli 16 0 0.12 ± 0.03 (0.09-0.17)
K14 Avellino 13 0 0.15 ± 0.04 (0.1-0.24)
K15 Salerno 16 0 0.13 ± 0.2 (0.05-0.1)
K16 Napoli 5 0 0.12 ± 0.06 (0.08-0.22)
Control Exp. animals b 20 5 0.13 ± 0.05 (0.07-0.28)
  1. apercentage of positive animals, based on the cut-off determined on the basis of the results from control dogs (see Methods); banimals from a previous experimental study [14].