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Table 1 Details regarding target species, amplified DNA fragment, positive control used in PCR and references

From: Molecular survey of neglected bacterial pathogens reveals an abundant diversity of species and genotypes in ticks collected from animal hosts across Romania

Target species Target sequence Primer sequences (5'-3'); forward, reverse and, where applicable, probe Positive control Reference
Rickettsia spp. gltA for: ATAGGACAACCGTTTATTT; rev: CAAACATCATATGCAGAAA; probe: FAM-CCTGATAATTCGTTAGATTTTACCG-TMR DNA extract from positive cell culture of R. monacensis (own isolate) [20]
Anaplasma spp.; Ehrlichia spp.; “Ca. N. mikurensis” 16S rRNA for: GGGGATGATGTCAARTCAGCAY; rev: CACCAGCTTCGAGTTAAGCCAAT DNA-extract from an A. phagocytophilum-positive I. ricinus [22]
Bartonella spp. ssrA for: CTATGGTAATAAATGGACAATGAAATAA; rev: GCTTCTGTTGCCAGGTG DNA-extract from B. grahamii- positive rodent blood [24]
Francisella spp. tul4 for: ATTACAATGGCAGGCTCCAGA; rev: TGCCCAAGTTTTATCGTTCTTCT; probe: FAM-TTCTAAGTGCCATGATACAAGCTTCCCAATTACTAAG-BBQ Francisella tularensis holarctica Live Vaccine Strain (LVS = ATCC 29684 [25]
Coxiella spp. IS111, icd, com1 IS1-for: CB_A2k: TCACATTGCCGCGTTTACT; IS1-rev: CBA_2k: TCACATTGCCGCGTTTACT; IS1-probe: Red640-TAATCACCAATCGCTTCGTCCCGGT; icdtrg_f: CGGAGTTAACCGGAGTATCCA; icdtrg_r: CCGTGAATTTCATGATGTTACCTTT; comtrg_f: CCCTGCAATTGGAACGAAG; comtrg_r: GTTCTGATAATTGGCCGTCGACA DNA extract from cell cultured reference strain NineMile RSA 493 [26, 27]
  1. Abbreviations: for forward, rev reverse