Genotyping of Coxiella burnetii from domestic ruminants in northern Spain.

TitleGenotyping of Coxiella burnetii from domestic ruminants in northern Spain.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsAstobiza I, Tilburg JJ, Piñero A, Hurtado A, García-Pérez AL, Nabuurs-Franssen MH, Klaassen CH
JournalBMC veterinary research
Volume8
Pagination241
Date Published2012
Abstract

Information on the genotypic diversity of Coxiella burnetii isolates from infected domestic ruminants in Spain is limited. The aim of this study was to identify the C. burnetii genotypes infecting livestock in Northern Spain and compare them to other European genotypes. A commercial real-time PCR targeting the IS1111a insertion element was used to detect the presence of C. burnetii DNA in domestic ruminants from Spain. Genotypes were determined by a 6-loci Multiple Locus Variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) panel and Multispacer Sequence Typing (MST).

DOI10.1155/2013/795103
Alternate JournalBMC Vet. Res.