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Revealing the hidden bacterial world in ticks

By • June 16th, 2016

Ticks are one of the most important vectors of disease affecting humans and animals. A quarter of world-wide pandemics over the last decade have been attributed to vector-borne disease, and controlling these emerging infectious diseases is one of the most important objectives of global economies. Despite this, little is known about the pathogens transmitted bymore…

Uncovering the microbiome of Australian ticks

By • June 22nd, 2015

The identification of emerging infectious diseases is of great medical and veterinary importance. Ticks (Acari: Ixodida) transmit a greater variety of pathogenic microorganisms than any other arthropod group, and are among the most important vectors of disease affecting humans and companion animals. Despite this there is little known about the pathogens ticks transmit to peoplemore…

Troublesome Ticks

By • June 19th, 2015

The identification and control of emerging infectious diseases is of great medical and veterinary importance around the world. About one fourth of the last pandemics have been associated with the spread of vector-borne pathogens. Ticks (Acari: Ixodida) transmit a greater variety of pathogenic microorganisms than any other arthropod group, and are among the most importantmore…