Munir Aktas

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Affiliation: Firat University
Country: Turkey

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Molecular and Parasitological Survey of Bovine Piroplasms in the Black Sea Region, Including the First Report of Babesiosis Associated with Babesia divergens in Turkey
    M Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    J Med Entomol 52:1344-50. 2015
  2. doi request reprint Bovine anaplasmosis in Turkey: First laboratory confirmed clinical cases caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilum
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey Electronic address
    Vet Microbiol 178:246-51. 2015
  3. pmc Molecular detection of tick-borne rickettsial and protozoan pathogens in domestic dogs from Turkey
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    Parasit Vectors 8:157. 2015
  4. doi request reprint A molecular and parasitological survey of Hepatozoon canis in domestic dogs in Turkey
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey Electronic address
    Vet Parasitol 209:264-7. 2015
  5. doi request reprint Molecular evidence for trans-stadial and transovarial transmission of Babesia occultans in Hyalomma marginatum and Rhipicephalus turanicus in Turkey
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey Electronic address
    Vet Parasitol 204:369-71. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Molecular detection of tick-borne rickettsial and protozoan pathogens in domestic dogs from Turkey
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    Parasit Vectors 8:763. 2015
  7. doi request reprint A survey of ixodid tick species and molecular identification of tick-borne pathogens
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119, Elazig, Turkey Electronic address
    Vet Parasitol 200:276-83. 2014
  8. doi request reprint Molecular investigations of Hepatozoon species in dogs and developmental stages of Rhipicephalus sanguineus
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    Parasitol Res 112:2381-5. 2013
  9. doi request reprint A survey of ixodid ticks feeding on cattle and prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in the Black Sea region of Turkey
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Vet Parasitol 187:567-71. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Molecular evidence for Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes ricinus from Turkey
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 104:10-5. 2010

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Publications35

  1. doi request reprint Molecular and Parasitological Survey of Bovine Piroplasms in the Black Sea Region, Including the First Report of Babesiosis Associated with Babesia divergens in Turkey
    M Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    J Med Entomol 52:1344-50. 2015
    ..bigemina. Neither Theileria annulata nor Theileria buffeli/orientalis infections were observed in cattle or ticks. This is the first report of clinical babesiosis caused by B. divergens in cattle from Turkey. ..
  2. doi request reprint Bovine anaplasmosis in Turkey: First laboratory confirmed clinical cases caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilum
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey Electronic address
    Vet Microbiol 178:246-51. 2015
    ..phagocytophilum in cattle from the country. Therefore, A. phagocytophilum should be taken into account as differential diagnosis in cases of high fever and anorexia in pastured animals. ..
  3. pmc Molecular detection of tick-borne rickettsial and protozoan pathogens in domestic dogs from Turkey
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    Parasit Vectors 8:157. 2015
    ..This study investigated Babesia, Theileria, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia species in asymptomatic dogs in ten provinces of Turkey...
  4. doi request reprint A molecular and parasitological survey of Hepatozoon canis in domestic dogs in Turkey
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey Electronic address
    Vet Parasitol 209:264-7. 2015
    ..canis isolates. This epidemiological survey revealed a high prevalence of H. canis in dogs from several provinces in Turkey, and it suggests that the age and origin are associated with the parasite. ..
  5. doi request reprint Molecular evidence for trans-stadial and transovarial transmission of Babesia occultans in Hyalomma marginatum and Rhipicephalus turanicus in Turkey
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey Electronic address
    Vet Parasitol 204:369-71. 2014
    ..Of the egg masses examined, 4 (22.22%) of H. marginatum and 1 (50%) of R. turanicus were infected with B. occultans. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that B. occultans has been detected in R. turanicus. ..
  6. doi request reprint Molecular detection of tick-borne rickettsial and protozoan pathogens in domestic dogs from Turkey
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    Parasit Vectors 8:763. 2015
    ..This study investigated Babesia, Theileria, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia species in asymptomatic dogs in ten provinces of Turkey...
  7. doi request reprint A survey of ixodid tick species and molecular identification of tick-borne pathogens
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119, Elazig, Turkey Electronic address
    Vet Parasitol 200:276-83. 2014
    ..crassa, A. phagocytophilum and E. canis. The sequencing indicated that Anaplasma/Ehrlichia spp. was 100% identical to the sequence of Ehrlichia sp. Firat 2 and 3 previously identified from Hyalomma anatolicum. ..
  8. doi request reprint Molecular investigations of Hepatozoon species in dogs and developmental stages of Rhipicephalus sanguineus
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    Parasitol Res 112:2381-5. 2013
    ..The remaining sequences isolated from both dogs and ticks shared 99-100 % similarity with the corresponding H. canis isolates. This is the first detection of H. canis and H. felis in the tick R. sanguineus in Turkey...
  9. doi request reprint A survey of ixodid ticks feeding on cattle and prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in the Black Sea region of Turkey
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Vet Parasitol 187:567-71. 2012
    ..Kashi 1 and 2, Babesia sp. Kayseri 1 and Babesia sp.CS58. Anaplasma/Ehrlichia spp. were 98% and 100% identical to Ehrlichia canis and Ehrlichia sp. Omatjenne strain, respectively...
  10. doi request reprint Molecular evidence for Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes ricinus from Turkey
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 104:10-5. 2010
    ..The longer representative sequence (1306bp) also shared 99.92% similarity (a single adenine deletion) with the recently reported complete sequence of A. phagocytophilum...
  11. doi request reprint Molecular detection and identification of Anaplasma and Ehrlichia species in cattle from Turkey
    Munir Aktas
    Dept of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2:62-5. 2011
    ..ovis, and the other 2 sequences were 99.5% identical to the sequence of Ehrlichia sp. Omatjenne strain. The results further confirmed that A. ovis and Ehrlichia sp. Omatjenne infection occurs in cattle populations in Turkey...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cattle infestation by Hyalomma ticks and prevalence of Theileria in Hyalomma species in the east of Turkey
    M Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Vet Parasitol 119:1-8. 2004
    ..detritum, respectively. In H.a. anatolicum collected from shelters, the above rates were 11.8 and 17.6 in male and female ticks, respectively. The prevalence and intensity of Theileria infection was greater in female ticks than in males...
  13. doi request reprint Molecular detection and identification of Ehrlichia and Anaplasma species in ixodid ticks
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Parasitol Res 104:1243-8. 2009
    ..The remaining two sequences detected in R. sanguineus were similar to that of the gene of Anaplasma ovis. The study presented here provides preliminary data regarding the presence of rickettsial pathogens in ticks in Turkey...
  14. ncbi request reprint Determination of prevalence and risk factors for infection with Babesia ovis in small ruminants from Turkey by polymerase chain reaction
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    Parasitol Res 100:797-802. 2007
    ..ovis. A total of 510 ticks belonging to the Rhipicephalus spp. were collected from sheep. Ticks were identified to be R. bursa and R. turanicus on the basis of morphological features...
  15. ncbi request reprint PCR-based detection of Theileria ovis in Rhipicephalus bursa adult ticks
    M Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Vet Parasitol 140:259-63. 2006
    ..The resulting sequences were identical to the nucleotide sequence of the Turkish sheep strain of T. ovis. These results showed that R. bursa might play an important role in the field as a natural vector of T. ovis...
  16. ncbi request reprint A molecular survey of bovine Theileria parasites among apparently healthy cattle and with a note on the distribution of ticks in eastern Turkey
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Vet Parasitol 138:179-85. 2006
    ..R. sanguineus was the minor species and represented 8% (59/724) of the tick population...
  17. ncbi request reprint Development of a polymerase chain reaction method for diagnosis of Babesia ovis infection in sheep and goats
    M Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Vet Parasitol 133:277-81. 2005
    ..Four samples were positive Babesia spp. in blood smears, 21 samples were positive for B. ovis DNA by PCR. These results indicate that the PCR provides a useful diagnostic tool for the detection of B. ovis infection in sheep and goats...
  18. ncbi request reprint Molecular identification, genetic diversity and distribution of Theileria and Babesia species infecting small ruminants
    Kursat Altay
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Vet Parasitol 147:161-5. 2007
    ..36%). Theileria spp. prevalence was 36.08%. Prevalence of B. ovis was 5.43%. The most abundant Theileria species identified was T. ovis (34.56%) followed by Theileia sp. MK (1.30%) and Theileria sp. OT3 (0.43%)...
  19. doi request reprint Evaluation of a PCR and comparison with RLB for detection and differentiation of Theileria sp. MK and other Theileria and Babesia species of small ruminants
    Kursat Altay
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    Parasitol Res 103:319-23. 2008
    ..MK and other Theileria species. In addition, PCR has superiority over RLB because of its ease of use and time period required...
  20. doi request reprint A study on ovine tick-borne hemoprotozoan parasites (Theileria and Babesia) in the East Black Sea Region of Turkey
    Kursat Altay
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cumhuriyet, 58140, Sivas, Turkey
    Parasitol Res 111:149-53. 2012
    ..OT1, T. luwenshuni, and T. uilenbergi) and Babesia (B. ovis, B. motasi, and B. crassa) species were not detected. This study is the first molecular survey on ovine tick-borne protozoans in East Black Sea Region of Turkey...
  21. ncbi request reprint Theileria infections in small ruminants in the east and southeast Anatolia
    Kursat Altay
    Firat Universitesi, Veteriner Fakultesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dali, Elazig, Turkey
    Turkiye Parazitol Derg 31:268-71. 2007
    ..were detected in 18.29% (120/656) of sheep and 2.88% (4/139) of goats by ME. T. ovis was detected in 58.79% (398/677) of sheep and 11.27% (16/142) of goats by PCR whereas T. lestoquardi was not detected in the same animals...
  22. doi request reprint The complete genome analysis of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus isolated in Turkey
    Aykut Ozdarendeli
    Department of Virology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Virus Res 147:288-93. 2010
    ..Collecting data on viral sequences among isolates from CCHF epidemics may provide valuable information regarding the molecular basis of the epidemic potential of the virus...
  23. ncbi request reprint Detection of Theileria ovis in naturally infected sheep by nested PCR
    Kursat Altay
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Vet Parasitol 127:99-104. 2005
    ..03% (67/124) positive for T. ovis by nested PCR. The primer pairs described in this study will be useful for epidemiological studies on ovine theileriosis and for discrimination between T. lestoquardi and T. ovis infections in sheep...
  24. doi request reprint Molecular detection of Theileria and Babesia infections in cattle
    Kursat Altay
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Vet Parasitol 158:295-301. 2008
    ..bigemina was found in three samples (0.77%), B. major in two samples (0.51%) and Babesia sp. in five samples (1.28%). A single animal infected with T. buffeli/orientalis was also infected with B. bigemina...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Use of multiplex PCR for the diagnosis of Theileria annulata and Theileria buffeli]
    Kursat Altay
    Firat Universitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dali, Elazig, Turkey
    Turkiye Parazitol Derg 32:1-3. 2008
    ..annulata and T. buffeli, respectively. It was found that both single and mixed infection with T. annulata and T. buffeli could be diagnosed with multiplex PCR...
  26. ncbi request reprint [PCR-RFLP analysis of the Tams1 gene of Theileria annulata]
    Kursat Altay
    Firat Universitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dali, Elazig, Turkey
    Turkiye Parazitol Derg 31:173-5. 2007
    ..Six different restriction profiles (a, b, c, d, e, f) were detected. The number of restriction profiles of 89 samples was found to be as follows: 78(a), 2(b), 2(c), 5(d), 1(e), and 1(f)...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Survey of T. annulata and T. buffeli/orientalis in cattle in the region of Erzincan using reverse line blotting]
    Kursat Altay
    Firat Universitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dali, Elazig, Turkey
    Turkiye Parazitol Derg 31:94-7. 2007
    ..38 %) during microscopical examination, T. annulata was detected in 19 (15.45%) cattle and T. buffeli/orientalis, in 12 (9.76%) by RLB, respectively. Mixed infection was also detected in three samples...
  28. pmc Pseudo-plaque reduction neutralization test (PPRNT) for the measurement of neutralizing antibodies to Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus
    Nurettin Canakoğlu
    Department of Virology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Virol J 10:6. 2013
    ..In the present study, a pseudo-plaque reduction neutralization test (PPRNT) based on enzyme-catalyzed color development of infected cells probed with anti-CCHFV antibodies was used to measure neutralization antibody of CCHFV...
  29. doi request reprint Application of the pseudo-plaque assay for detection and titration of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus
    Engin Berber
    Department of Virology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    J Virol Methods 187:26-31. 2013
    ..The pseudo-plaque assay is suitable for titration of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever Turkey-Kelkit06, which does not develop plaques, suggesting it may also be suitable for the detection of other viruses...
  30. pmc Immunization of knock-out α/β interferon receptor mice against high lethal dose of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus with a cell culture based vaccine
    Nurettin Canakoğlu
    Department of Microbiology, Medical Faculty, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey Department of Virology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9:e0003579. 2015
    ..Immunization with the cell culture based vaccine elicited a significant level of protection against high dose challenge (1,000 PPFU) with a homologous CCHF virus in IFNAR-/- mice. ..
  31. pmc Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus: genetic analysis and tick survey in Turkey
    Sukru Tonbak
    Department of Virology, Medical Faculty, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    J Clin Microbiol 44:4120-4. 2006
    ..This is the first evidence of CCHFV in ticks from Turkey. Even though Hyalomma is the main vector for CCHFV, R. bursa may play a role in CCHFV transmission...
  32. ncbi request reprint Sequence polymorphism in the ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacers differs among Theileria species
    Munir Aktas
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Vet Parasitol 147:221-30. 2007
    ..The second held T. sergenti Ikeda, T. sergenti Chitose, and T. buffeli, with the latter two most closely related. The third cluster held the Theileria ovis isolates...
  33. ncbi request reprint Modeling the spatial distribution of crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever outbreaks in Turkey
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:667-78. 2007
    ..05) with zones of high climate suitability for the tick together with a high rate of fragmentation of agricultural land interspersed between forest and shrub-type vegetation...
  34. doi request reprint Molecular evidence of a new Babesia sp. in goats
    Sezayi Ozubek
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    Vet Parasitol 233:1-8. 2017
    ..The survey indicated a high prevalence of piroplasms in small ruminants (21.5%). Of those detected, T. ovis was the most prevalent (17%), followed by Babesia sp. (3.5%), and B. ovis (2%)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Comparison and phylogenetic analysis of the heat shock protein 70 gene of Babesia parasites from dogs
    Masahiro Yamasaki
    Laboratory of Internal Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060 0818, Japan
    Vet Parasitol 145:217-27. 2007
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