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Table 2 Results of molecular analyses and sequence comparisons. Species names of rickettsiae are based on highest sequence similarities to gltA sequences available on GenBank and published in peer-reviewed papers

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

Genotype/species Country (no. of positive samples) Highest sequence similarity in GenBank shown as gene: bp/bp (%) Closest match sequence accession number Accession number (this study) Reference
Rickettsia helvetica China (1)
Rickettsia sp. Av22 Hungary (4) gltA: 757/757 (100) JN038177 MH383138 Socolovschi et al. [5]
17 kDa: 394/394 (100) several MH383143
OmpA: 477/477 (100) several MH383147
Rickettsia africae-like Hungary (1) gltA: 757/757 (100) CP001612 MH383139 Sekeyová et al. [12]
17 kDa: 394/394 (100) several MH383144
OmpA: 475/477 (99.6) CP001612 MH383148 Sekeyová et al. [12]
Rickettsia hoogstraalii South Africa (1) gltA: 757/757 (100) FJ767737 MH383140 Duh et al. [17]
17 kDa: 390/390 (100)a FJ767736 MH383145 Duh et al. [17]
Rickettsia lusitaniae Mexico (1) gltA: 757/757 (100)b JQ771933 MH383141 Milhano et al. [18]
China (2) gltA: 756/757 (99.9) JQ771933 MH383142 Milhano et al. [18]
17 kDa: 393/394 (99.7) JQ771934 MH383146 Milhano et al. [18]
OmpA: 461/464 (99.4) JQ771935 MH383149 Milhano et al. [18]
Anaplasma phagocytophilum Hungary (1)
Romania (1)
Bartonella sp. Ia23 Hungary (1) gltA: 313/317 (98.7) KX300154 MH544201 Urushadze et al. [20]
ITS: 520/529 (98.3)c MF288126 MH544202 McKee et al. [21]
Bartonella sp. Iv76 Romania (1) gltA: 317/317 (100) KR822802 MH578453 Lilley et al. [22]
ITS: 291/306 (95.1) MF288124 MH544203 McKee et al. [21]
Mycoplasma sp. Is128-1 Hungary (1) 16S rRNA: 953/954 (99.9) KM538692 MH383150 Millán et al. [23]
Mycoplasma sp. Is128-2 Hungary (1) 16S rRNA: 824/826 (99.8) KM538698 MH383151 Millán et al. [23]
Mycoplasma sp. Is128-3 Hungary (1) 16S rRNA: 952/954 (99.8) KM538692 MH383152 Millán et al. [23]
  1. Rickettsia helvetica and Anaplasma phagocytophilum were detected by using species-specific primers (Additional file 1: Table S1) and sequencing was not possible due to high Ct values
  2. aAmplification of OmpA gene was not successful
  3. bAmplifications of 17 kDa and OmpA genes were not successful
  4. cAmplification of the ftsZ gene was not successful