Raksha Bhoora

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pretoria
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. doi Sequence heterogeneity in the 18S rRNA gene within Theileria equi and Babesia caballi from horses in South Africa
    Raksha Bhoora
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 159:112-20. 2009
  2. doi Development and evaluation of real-time PCR assays for the quantitative detection of Babesia caballi and Theileria equi infections in horses from South Africa
    Raksha Bhoora
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 168:201-11. 2010
  3. doi Sequence heterogeneity in the gene encoding the rhoptry-associated protein-1 (RAP-1) of Babesia caballi isolates from South Africa
    Raksha Bhoora
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 169:279-88. 2010
  4. doi Sequence heterogeneity in the equi merozoite antigen gene (ema-1) of Theileria equi and development of an ema-1-specific TaqMan MGB assay for the detection of T. equi
    Raksha Bhoora
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 172:33-45. 2010
  5. doi Genetic diversity of piroplasms in plains zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) and Cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) in South Africa
    Raksha Bhoora
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X4, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 174:145-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications5

  1. doi Sequence heterogeneity in the 18S rRNA gene within Theileria equi and Babesia caballi from horses in South Africa
    Raksha Bhoora
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 159:112-20. 2009
    ..caballi is required prior to the development of molecular diagnostic tests to detect these parasites in horses. Species-specific probes must be in designed in regions of the gene that are both conserved within and unique to each species...
  2. doi Development and evaluation of real-time PCR assays for the quantitative detection of Babesia caballi and Theileria equi infections in horses from South Africa
    Raksha Bhoora
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 168:201-11. 2010
    ..equi-specific qPCR assay could positively detect T. equi DNA in 80% of the samples. These results suggest that the qPCR assays are more sensitive than the RLB assay for the detection of T. equi and B. caballi infections in field samples...
  3. doi Sequence heterogeneity in the gene encoding the rhoptry-associated protein-1 (RAP-1) of Babesia caballi isolates from South Africa
    Raksha Bhoora
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 169:279-88. 2010
    ..caballi antibody in IFAT positive sera from South Africa using the cELISA. Redesigning the current cELISA using a conserved epitope of the RAP-1 antigen, or a more conserved protein as the target antigen, may overcome this problem...
  4. doi Sequence heterogeneity in the equi merozoite antigen gene (ema-1) of Theileria equi and development of an ema-1-specific TaqMan MGB assay for the detection of T. equi
    Raksha Bhoora
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 172:33-45. 2010
    ..It is possible that the different T. equi ema-1 genotypes could be related to antigenic variability and pathogenicity and may be associated with clinical differences in equine piroplasmosis cases, but this remains to be elucidated...
  5. doi Genetic diversity of piroplasms in plains zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) and Cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) in South Africa
    Raksha Bhoora
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X4, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa
    Vet Parasitol 174:145-9. 2010
    ..The occurrence of previously unrecognized sequence variation could pose a potential problem in the implementation of diagnostic tests targeting the 18S rRNA gene...