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Table 3 Bacterial composition of ticks parasitising bare-nosed wombat (V. ursinus) hosts between January 2019 and January 2020

From: Morphological identification of ticks and molecular detection of tick-borne pathogens from bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus)

Tick species Locality Closest match in GenBank (% similarity) No. positive Length (bp) Bit-score
B. auruginans (wombat tick) NSW Coxiella burnetii (99.07%) 56/78 429 771
Staphylococcus sciuri (100%) 16/78 429 793
Corynebacterium amycolatum (100%) 9/78 410 758
Dermacoccus nishinomiyaensis (97.80%) 12/78 409 706
Macrococcus brunensis (100%) 20/78 429 793
Planomicrobium glaciei (100%) 4/78 428 791
Lysinibacillus sp. (100%) 8/78 426 787
Brachybacterium paraconglomeratum (100%) 13/78 409 756
Escherichia coli (100%) 16/78 429 793
Acinetobacter sp. (100%) 19/78 430 795
Pseudomonas sp. (100%) 7/78 429 793
Candidatus Borrelia ivorensis (99.53) 1/78 424 784
Uncultured Anaplasma sp. (98.51%) 4/78 404 713
I. tasmani (common marsupial tick) NSW Rickettsiella endosymbiont (100%) 1/1 429 793
  1. Only taxa of interest are shown, and numbers of positive samples are based on samples with > 100 assigned operational taxonomic units (OTUs)
  2. bp Base pair