Prevalence of Rickettsia Bacteria in African Tick Species

Rayann Dorleans

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Joshuah Demetrius
Joshuah Demetrius (@guest_1294)
1 year ago

Good job!!! I love the color scheme for your poster!

Rayann
Rayann (@guest_1418)
Reply to  Joshuah Demetrius
1 year ago

Thanks Joshua!

Zoe
Zoe (@guest_2120)
1 year ago

Great job Rayann!! The video and poster turned out well.

Rayann
Rayann (@guest_5218)
Reply to  Zoe
1 year ago

Thank you!

Chanakya Bhosale
Chanakya Bhosale (@guest_3140)
1 year ago

Awesome job Rayann!!! You had a great presentation and poster. Ticks are interesting creatures.

Rayann
Rayann (@guest_5234)
Reply to  Chanakya Bhosale
1 year ago

Thank you!

David Julian
David Julian (@guest_3278)
1 year ago

Well done, Rayann. Why do you think the nymphs that were analyzed were so much more likely to be infected? Are infected nymphs more likely to die before becoming adults?

Rayann
Rayann (@guest_5076)
Reply to  David Julian
1 year ago

Im not entirely sure but if I had to guess I suppose that as ticks mature some may lose the bacteria. It could also potentially be due to an immature immune system among nymphs. But this is just speculation.

Dr Ginny Greenway
Dr Ginny Greenway (@guest_3376)
1 year ago

Hi Rayann- interesting results! Do you have any ideas or potential explanations as to why rickettsia prevalence is so much higher in tick nymphs than adults? And does carrying the bacteria affect the health and survival of the ticks?

Rayann
Rayann (@guest_5144)
Reply to  Dr Ginny Greenway
1 year ago

Im not entirely sure but if I had to guess I suppose that as ticks mature some may lose the bacteria. It could also potentially be due to an immature immune system among nymphs. But this is just speculation.
The bacteria don’t seem to have negative effects on the ticks, they are just carriers.

Allen Wysocki - Associate Dean CALS
Allen Wysocki - Associate Dean CALS (@guest_4698)
1 year ago

Rayann:

Thank you for an interesting poster presentation. This is very important research and it sounds like you have a solid research experience.

Doc W

Rayann
Rayann (@guest_5188)

Thank you!

Olivia
Olivia (@guest_5506)
1 year ago

Nice job, Rayann! Interesting that the prevalence in nymphs is so much higher than it is in adults. Great job presenting.

Yasmin
Yasmin (@guest_6374)
1 year ago

Great job Rayann! You did really well presenting in the video.