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Nucleotide specific changes in the hypervariable region of 16S rDNA gene as possible marker to differentiate the tick genera.

The Indian journal of animal sciences (Impact Factor: 0.13). 01/2011; 18(12):1204-1207.

ABSTRACT Hyper variable segment of mitochondrial 16S rDNA from different stages of laboratory reared, disease free and
acaricide susceptible Hyalomma anatolicum and Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus were partially amplified, sequenced
and analyzed with the aid of the GenBank database. Thirty conserved genus specific nucleotide change were observed
in Hyalommid and Boophilid ticks. These conserved sequences were sufficient to identify embryonic stages of the
ticks. These conserved sequences at the genus level could act as biomarker for identification of ticks during
epidemiological studies of tick borne diseases, transmitted by Hyalommid and Rhipicephalid ticks.

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