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Table 2 Percentage of canine blood samples found positive for a vector-borne bacteria using NGS and conventional PCR screening (n = 100 dogs)

From: Assessment of a metabarcoding approach for the characterisation of vector-borne bacteria in canines from Bangkok, Thailand

Pathogen NGS % Positive cPCR % Positive
Ehrlichia canis 40 38
Mycoplasma spp. 39 40
Anaplasma platys 25 12
Bartonella spp. 1 1
Rickettsia spp. 0 15
E. canis + Mycoplasma spp. 9 12
E. canis + A. platys 7 5
Mycoplasma spp. + A. platys 5 1
Mycoplasma spp. + Bartonella spp. 1 1
E. canis + Rickettsia spp. 0 2
A. platys + Rickettsia spp. 0 1
Rickettsia spp. + Mycoplasma spp. 0 4
E. canis + A. platys + Mycoplasma spp. 5 2
E. canis + Rickettsia spp. + Mycoplasma spp. 0 2
Total infected dogs 75 74
Total co-infected dogs 27 30