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Research Article

Vector Competence of the Tick Ixodes ricinus for Transmission of Bartonella birtlesii

  • Caroline Reis,

    Affiliation: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, USC INRA Bartonella-Tiques, ANSES, Maisons-Alfort, France

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  • Martine Cote,

    Affiliation: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, USC INRA Bartonella-Tiques, ANSES, Maisons-Alfort, France

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  • Danielle Le Rhun,

    Affiliation: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, USC INRA Bartonella-Tiques, ANSES, Maisons-Alfort, France

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  • Benoit Lecuelle,

    Affiliation: École Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Centre de Recherche Biomedicale, Maisons-Alfort, France

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  • Michael L. Levin,

    Affiliation: Medical Entomology Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Muriel Vayssier-Taussat,

    Affiliation: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, USC INRA Bartonella-Tiques, ANSES, Maisons-Alfort, France

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  • Sarah I. Bonnet mail

    sbonnet@vet-alfort.fr

    Affiliation: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, USC INRA Bartonella-Tiques, ANSES, Maisons-Alfort, France

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  • Published: May 31, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001186

About the Authors

Caroline Reis, Martine Cote, Danielle Le Rhun, Muriel Vayssier-Taussat, Sarah I. Bonnet
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, USC INRA Bartonella-Tiques, ANSES, Maisons-Alfort, France
Benoit Lecuelle
École Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Centre de Recherche Biomedicale, Maisons-Alfort, France
Michael L. Levin
Medical Entomology Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: sbonnet@vet-alfort.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SIB MV-T. Performed the experiments: CR MC DLR BL SIB. Analyzed the data: SIB MV-T MLL CR. Wrote the paper: SIB MV-T MLL CR.