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Table 1 Prevalence of pathogen DNA in bat ticks according to bat host species and country of origin. The latter are referred to with superscript letters (the cumulative number of bat individuals is equal to or less than the number of positives, because one or more ticks could have been collected from a single bat). After the name of the tick species, the number of analyzed DNA extracts is shown, which corresponds to the number of tick individuals (except for A. vespertilionis, in the case of which pooled samples were also used)

From: Molecular detection of vector-borne bacteria in bat ticks (Acari: Ixodidae, Argasidae) from eight countries of the Old and New Worlds

  Soft ticks Hard ticks
A. vespertilionis
(n = 205)
A. transgariepinus
(n = 1)
Ornithodoros sp. (n = 1) I. vespertilionis
(n = 124)
I. ariadnae
(n = 45)
I. simplex
(n = 138)
Rickettsia spp. 120a/205 (58.5%) 1b/1 (100%) 1c/1 (100%)
Anaplasma phagocytophilum 2d/138 (1.4%)
Bartonella spp. 2e/205 (1%) 5f/124 (4%) 5g/45 (11.1 %) 6h/138 (4.3%)
Haemoplasmas 1i/138 (0.7%)
  1. aPipistrellus pipistrellus (Hungary 6×, Italy 1×); Pi. pygmaeus (Hungary 10×); Pi. nathusii (Hungary 1×); Pi. kuhlii (Hungary 1×); Pi. abramus (Vietnam 1×); Pi. cf. rueppellii (Kenya 1×); Myotis brandtii (Hungary 1×); My. alcathoe (Hungary 2×); My. dasycneme (Hungary 5×); Plecotus auritus (Hungary 1×); Pl. austriacus (Hungary 3×); Nyctalus noctula (Hungary 1×); Eptesicus serotinus (Hungary 1×, Romania 1×); Vespertilio murinus (Hungary 2×, China 1×)
  2. bPi. hesperidus (South Africa 1×)
  3. cBalantiopteryx plicata (Mexico 1×)
  4. dMiniopterus schreibersii (Hungary 1×, Romania 1×)
  5. ePi. pygmaeus (Hungary 2×)
  6. fMy. daubentonii (Romania 2×); My. capaccinii (Romania 1×); Eptesicus serotinus (Romania 1×); Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Romania 1×)
  7. gMy. alcathoe (Hungary 1×); My. bechsteinii (Hungary 1×); My. daubentonii (Hungary 3×)
  8. hMi. schreibersii (Romania 5×)
  9. iMi. schreibersii (Hungary 1×)