Hap2, a novel gene in Babesia bigemina is expressed in tick stages, and specific antibodies block zygote formation

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Minerva Camacho-Nuez; Diego Josimar Hernández-Silva; Elizabeth Jacqueline Castañeda-Ortiz; María Elena Paredes-Martínez; Marisol Karina Rocha-Martínez; María Elizbeth Alvarez-Sánchez; Ricardo Francisco Mercado-Curiel; Gabriela Aguilar-Tipacamu; Juan Mosqueda;

Background Bovine babesiosis is a tick-borne disease caused by the protozoan parasites of the genus Babesia. In their host vector, Babesia spp. undergo sexual reproduction. Therefore, the development of sexual stages and the subsequent formation of the zygote are essent... View more
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