Special Issue "Babesia and Babesiosis in Animals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 2909
Interests: ticks and borne disease; Babesia; Theileria
Babesia, which has been identified in over 100 species of domestic and wild animals since its discovery, infects a variety of mammal species and imposes a significant economic burden on the entire world. It achieves its impact by causing infections, particularly in farm animals. These losses are caused not only by animal deaths, but also by abortion, reduced meat and milk production, and disease control costs (e.g., spraying, vaccination, disease treatments, professional veterinary support and others). Canine babesiosis has also become increasingly common in recent years, posing a significant threat to the veterinary community.
Great progress has been made in gene transfection and in identifying genes responsible for the parasite's sexual phase, particularly with the acquisition of full genome and RNAseq analyses of the Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina species that cause bovine babesiosis. However, the mechanisms underlying the Babesia parasite's life cycle remain unknown.
We encourage researchers from all over the world working on various species of Babesia to submit original research, reviews, or brief communications.
Dr. Sezayi Özübek
Prof. Dr. Münir Aktaş
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