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Table 4 Patterns of Anaplasma spp. prevalence in the ticks, grouped by tick species, tick gender and the altitude of the sampling sites

From: Molecular detection of Anaplasma infections in ixodid ticks from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Group Number of tested Number of infected (n)/Infection rate (%)
A. phagocytophilum P-value A. bovis P-value A. ovis P-value A. capra P-value
Tick H. qinghaiensis 454 22/4.8 0.0032 63/13.9 0.230 18/4.0 0.000057 33/7.3 0.0056
H. tibetensis 2 0 0   0   0
H. danieli 42 4/9.5 5/11.9   0   0
D. abaensis 263 6/2.3 32/12.2   9/3.4   13/4.9
D. silvarum 94 0 0   0   0
D. nuttalli 246 2/0.8 21/8.5   35/14.2   4/1.6
I. crenulatus 3 0 1/33.3   0   0
Gender Female 512 16/3.1 0.935 47/9.2 0.045 23/4.5 0.312 14/2.7 0.0077
Male 592 18/3.0 75/12.7 39/6.6 36/6.1
Altitude ≤ 3000 m 461 20/4.3 0.015 54/11.7 0.037 30/6.5 0.316 32/6.9 0.000066
  3000–3900 m 385 4/1.0 31/8.1 32/8.3 3/0.8
  ≥ 4000 m 258 10/3.9 37/14.3 0 15/5.8