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Prevalence and Risk Factor Analysis of Haemoplasmas Infection in Cats from Lahore

Prevalence and Risk Factor Analysis of Haemoplasmas Infection in Cats from Lahore

Mubashra Salim1, Omeira Ibrahim1, Hugo Vilhena2,3,4, Carla Maia5, André Pereira5, Maria Shahzeen1, Shabana Kalsoom1, Asim K. Mahmood6 and Furhan Iqbal1*

1Institute of Pure and Applied Biology, Zoology Division, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 60800, Pakistan
2Department of Veterinary Medicine, Vasco da Gama Universitary School, Av. José R. Sousa Fernandes, 3020-210, Lordemão, Coimbra, Portugal
3Baixo Vouga Veterinary Hospital, EN1, 355, 3750-742 Segadães-Águeda, Portugal
4Animal and Veterinary Research Center (CECAV), Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro University, Quinta de Prados, 5001-801, Vila Real, Portugal
5Global Health and Tropical Medicine (GHTM). Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Rua da Junqueira, 100. 
1349-008 Lisboa, Portugal 
6Pet Clinic, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
Mubashra Salim and Omeira Ibrahim contributed equally to the manuscript.

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Fig. 1.

Maximum likelihood phylogenetic tree (midpoint rooted) of M. haemofelis partial 16s rDNA gene sequence amplified from cat blood sample. The percentages of significant (≥ 75) bootstrap values of 1000 resamplings of the original data are indicated at specific branch-nodes. The size bar indicates 0.02 substitutions per site.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology


Vol. 52, Iss. 3, Pages 825-1224


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