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Table 2 Presence of Rickettsia spp. DNA in bat species and their geographical origin (location/cave)

From: Rickettsia spp. in bats of Romania: high prevalence of Rickettsia monacensis in two insectivorous bat species

Species/location Babadag Bucureşti Cheile Bicazului (cave) Huda lui Papară Cave Iaşi Puciosu Mountain (cave) Meziad Cave Bat’s Cave, Braşov Sfântu Gheorghe Tulcea Cluj No. positive/no. tested
Myotis alcathoe - - - - - 5/12 - - - - - 5/12
Nyctalus noctula 0/12 0/6 21a/104 1/11 0/51 - 0/1 - 0/1 0/1 0/1 22/188
Pipistrellus nathusii 4/25 - - - - - - - - - - 4/25
P. pipistrellus - - 0/1 12b/53 - - - 1/1 - - - 13/55
P. pygmaeus 1/2 - - - - - - - - - - 1/2
Plecotus auritus - - - - - 1/6 - - - - - 1/6
Vespertilio murinus - 0/1 - - - 1/2 - - - - 0/1 1/4
  1. aTwelve confirmed by sequencing of a 381 bp gltA gene fragment
  2. bFive confirmed; -: no samples
  3. 0: no positive samples