Análisis del microbioma de las garrapatas de ganado, un nuevo abordaje basado en metagenómica

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Hugo Aguilar-Díaz
Rosa Estela Quiroz-Castañeda


Las recientes investigaciones metagenómicas de garrapatas han revelado que sus microbiomas poseen una diversidad microbiana conformada por endosimbiontes y patógenos (patobioma), causantes de enfermedades en el humano y otros animales. Las garrapatas son vectores de diversas enfermedades al ganado bovino, por lo que un estudio de mayor alcance permitirá elucidar la composición de su microbioma con la finalidad de proponer nuevas estrategias de control y prevención como el desarrollo de vacunas antigarrapata. Este proceso resulta ser prometedor y posee como base la identificación de bacterias fundamentales para la supervivencia del vector. De acuerdo con este contexto, se presenta el abordaje metagenómico aplicado a las garrapatas para la identificación de la microbiota y el respectivo microbioma.

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AGUILAR-DÍAZ, Hugo; QUIROZ-CASTAÑEDA, Rosa Estela. Análisis del microbioma de las garrapatas de ganado, un nuevo abordaje basado en metagenómica. CIENCIA ergo-sum, [S.l.], v. 31, feb. 2023. ISSN 2395-8782. Disponible en: <>. Fecha de acceso: 30 mayo 2024 doi:
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