Indication of spatially random occurrence of -like organisms in tadpoles from ponds located in the Geneva metropolitan area.

TitreIndication of spatially random occurrence of -like organisms in tadpoles from ponds located in the Geneva metropolitan area.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsVajana, E, Widmer, I, Rochat, E, Duruz, S, Selmoni, O, Vuilleumier, S, Aeby, S, Greub, G, Joost, S
JournalNew microbes and new infections
Volume27
Pagination54-63
Date Published01/2019
DOI10.1016/j.nmni.2018.11.006
ISSN2052-2975
Mots-clésBeta regression, Bufo bufo, Chlamydia-like organisms, Chlamydiales, emerging pathogens, Geneva urban area, global spatial autocorrelation, intracellular bacteria
Abstract

Occurrence of bacteria belonging to the order was investigated for the first time in common toad () tadpole populations collected from 41 ponds in the Geneva metropolitan area, Switzerland. A -specific real-time PCR was used to detect and amplify the 16S ribosomal RNA-encoding gene from the tails of 375 tadpoles. We found the studied amphibian populations to host -like organisms (CLOs) attributable to the genera and (all belonging to the family ), (family ) and (family ); additionally, DNA from the genus (family ) was detected. Global autocorrelation analysis did not reveal a spatial structure in the observed CLOs occurrence rates, and association tests involving land cover characteristics did not evidence any clear effect on CLOs occurrence rates in Although preliminary, these results suggest a random and ubiquitous distribution of CLOs in the environment, which would support the biogeographical expectation 'everything is everywhere' for the concerned microorganisms.

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Alternate JournalNew Microbes New Infect
Citation Key / SERVAL ID9395
Peer reviewRefereed
PubMed ID30622711
PubMed Central IDPMC6307092

                         

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