Arthropod Infection Models for Francisella tularensis

Pilo, Paola (2018). Arthropod Infection Models for Francisella tularensis. Current Clinical Microbiology Reports, 5(1), pp. 10-17. Springer 10.1007/s40588-018-0084-z

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Purpose of Review Little is known about the interactions between Francisella tularensis and arthropods. The advent of next-generation sequencing led to a better knowledge of the genetic diversity of F. tularensis, which is associated with macrogeographical areas. These findings, coupled with precise methods to follow bacteria within arthropods, brought a renewed interest in this field. The scope of this review is to present the most recent literature describing experimental infections of arthropod vectors with F. tularensis. Recent Findings The latest data show the importance to test relevant lineages of F. tularensis and also emphasize the importance to improve arthropod infection models. Summary Many gaps still need to be filled to better understand the role of arthropods in the transmission and maintenance of F. tularensis. However, significant advancements were made in the last years. Future research will likely contribute to unravel the interconnections between F. tularensis, host, vector, and the environment.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Host-Pathogen Interaction
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology

UniBE Contributor:

Pilo, Paola

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

2196-5471

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Paola Pilo

Date Deposited:

18 Apr 2018 16:36

Last Modified:

18 Apr 2018 16:43

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s40588-018-0084-z

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.112624

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/112624

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