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1.

Landscape structure affects the prevalence and distribution of a tick-borne zoonotic pathogen.

Millins C, Dickinson ER, Isakovic P, Gilbert L, Wojciechowska A, Paterson V, Tao F, Jahn M, Kilbride E, Birtles R, Johnson P, Biek R.

Parasit Vectors. 2018 Dec 4;11(1):621. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3200-2.

2.

Authors' response to comments on "Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxicity more than they reduce fire growth rate".

McKenna S, Birtles R, Dickens K, Walker R, Spearpoint M, Stec AA, Hull TR.

Chemosphere. 2019 Oct;232:512-515. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.10.178. Epub 2018 Oct 30. No abstract available.

PMID:
30420099
3.

Investigation into the genetic diversity in toll-like receptors 2 and 4 in the European badger Meles meles.

Whiteoak AM, Ideozu J, Alkathiry H, Tomlinson AJ, Delahay RJ, Cowen S, Mullineaux E, Gormley E, Birtles RJ, Lun ZR, Hide G.

Res Vet Sci. 2018 Aug;119:228-231. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2018.06.020. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

PMID:
30005397
4.

Physiological, but not fitness, effects of two interacting haemoparasitic infections in a wild rodent.

Taylor CH, Wanelik KM, Friberg IM, Lowe A, Hall AJ, Ralli C, Birtles RJ, Begon M, Paterson S, Jackson JA, Bradley JE.

Int J Parasitol. 2018 May;48(6):463-471. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2017.11.006. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

PMID:
29476867
5.

Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxicity more than they reduce fire growth rate.

McKenna ST, Birtles R, Dickens K, Walker RG, Spearpoint MJ, Stec AA, Hull TR.

Chemosphere. 2018 Apr;196:429-439. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.12.017. Epub 2017 Dec 5.

PMID:
29324384
6.

A candidate tolerance gene identified in a natural population of field voles (Microtus agrestis).

Wanelik KM, Begon M, Birtles RJ, Bradley JE, Friberg IM, Jackson JA, Taylor CH, Thomason AG, Turner AK, Paterson S.

Mol Ecol. 2018 Feb;27(4):1044-1052. doi: 10.1111/mec.14476. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

PMID:
29290094
7.

From the animal house to the field: Are there consistent individual differences in immunological profile in wild populations of field voles (Microtus agrestis)?

Arriero E, Wanelik KM, Birtles RJ, Bradley JE, Jackson JA, Paterson S, Begon M.

PLoS One. 2017 Aug 17;12(8):e0183450. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183450. eCollection 2017.

8.

Treponema rectale sp. nov., a spirochete isolated from the bovine rectum.

Staton GJ, Newbrook K, Clegg SR, Birtles RJ, Evans NJ, Carter SD.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2017 Jul;67(7):2470-2475. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002051. Epub 2017 Jul 19.

PMID:
28721843
9.

Use of Mass-Participation Outdoor Events to Assess Human Exposure to Tickborne Pathogens.

Hall JL, Alpers K, Bown KJ, Martin SJ, Birtles RJ.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Mar;23(3):463-467. doi: 10.3201/eid2303.161397.

10.

Treponema ruminis sp. nov., a spirochaete isolated from the bovine rumen.

Newbrook K, Staton GJ, Clegg SR, Birtles RJ, Carter SD, Evans NJ.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2017 May;67(5):1349-1354. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001812. Epub 2017 May 30.

PMID:
28113049
11.

Heterogeneity in the abundance and distribution of Ixodes ricinus and Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato) in Scotland: implications for risk prediction.

Millins C, Gilbert L, Johnson P, James M, Kilbride E, Birtles R, Biek R.

Parasit Vectors. 2016 Nov 22;9(1):595.

12.

Detection of Hepatozoon felis in Ticks Collected from Free-Ranging Amur Tigers ( Panthera tigris altaica), Russian Far East, 2002-12.

Thomas LH, Seryodkin IV, Goodrich JM, Miquelle DG, Birtles RJ, Lewis JC.

J Wildl Dis. 2016 Jul;52(3):674-6. doi: 10.7589/2015-10-277. Epub 2016 May 31.

PMID:
27243154
13.

Multilocus Sequence Typing of Pathogenic Treponemes Isolated from Cloven-Hoofed Animals and Comparison to Treponemes Isolated from Humans.

Clegg SR, Carter SD, Birtles RJ, Brown JM, Hart CA, Evans NJ.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016 Jul 15;82(15):4523-4536. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00025-16. Print 2016 Aug 1.

14.

Rodentolepis straminea (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae) in an urban population of Apodemus sylvaticus in the UK.

Rushworth RL, Boufana B, Hall JL, Brannan V, Mastin A, Birtles RJ, Craig PS, Rogan MT.

J Helminthol. 2016 Jul;90(4):476-82. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X15000632. Epub 2015 Aug 17.

PMID:
26278677
15.

An Invasive Mammal (the Gray Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis) Commonly Hosts Diverse and Atypical Genotypes of the Zoonotic Pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato.

Millins C, Magierecka A, Gilbert L, Edoff A, Brereton A, Kilbride E, Denwood M, Birtles R, Biek R.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Jul;81(13):4236-45. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00109-15. Epub 2015 Apr 17.

16.

Oroya fever and verruga peruana: bartonelloses unique to South America.

Minnick MF, Anderson BE, Lima A, Battisti JM, Lawyer PG, Birtles RJ.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Jul 17;8(7):e2919. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002919. eCollection 2014 Jul. Review.

17.

Differential inflammatory responses of bovine foot skin fibroblasts and keratinocytes to digital dermatitis treponemes.

Evans NJ, Brown JM, Scholey R, Murray RD, Birtles RJ, Hart CA, Carter SD.

Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2014 Sep 15;161(1-2):12-20. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2014.05.005. Epub 2014 May 21.

PMID:
25022220
18.

An immunological marker of tolerance to infection in wild rodents.

Jackson JA, Hall AJ, Friberg IM, Ralli C, Lowe A, Zawadzka M, Turner AK, Stewart A, Birtles RJ, Paterson S, Bradley JE, Begon M.

PLoS Biol. 2014 Jul 8;12(7):e1001901. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001901. eCollection 2014 Jul.

19.

First report of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Babesia microti in rodents in Finland.

Kallio ER, Begon M, Birtles RJ, Bown KJ, Koskela E, Mappes T, Watts PC.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2014 Jun;14(6):389-93. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2013.1383. Epub 2014 May 21.

20.

Mycobacterial infections and vole bacillus vaccines.

Colaco C, Birtles R.

Vet Rec. 2014 Apr 26;174(17):434. doi: 10.1136/vr.g2898. No abstract available.

PMID:
24769773
21.

Mycobacterium microti tuberculosis in its maintenance host, the field vole (Microtus agrestis): characterization of the disease and possible routes of transmission.

Kipar A, Burthe SJ, Hetzel U, Rokia MA, Telfer S, Lambin X, Birtles RJ, Begon M, Bennett M.

Vet Pathol. 2014 Sep;51(5):903-14. doi: 10.1177/0300985813513040. Epub 2013 Dec 13.

22.

Anaplasma phagocytophilum strains from voles and shrews exhibit specific ankA gene sequences.

Majazki J, Wüppenhorst N, Hartelt K, Birtles R, von Loewenich FD.

BMC Vet Res. 2013 Nov 28;9:235. doi: 10.1186/1746-6148-9-235.

23.

Expression of p44 variant-specific antibodies in sheep persistently infected with Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

Thomas RJ, Radford AD, Birtles RJ, Woldehiwet Z.

Vet Microbiol. 2013 Dec 27;167(3-4):484-93. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.07.032. Epub 2013 Aug 9.

PMID:
23992798
24.

Distribution of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Ixodes ricinus populations across central Britain.

Bettridge J, Renard M, Zhao F, Bown KJ, Birtles RJ.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2013 Mar;13(3):139-46. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2012.1075. Epub 2013 Feb 19.

PMID:
23421892
25.

Anaplasma phagocytophilum variants in sympatric red deer (Cervus elaphus) and sheep in southern Norway.

Stuen S, Pettersen KS, Granquist EG, Bergström K, Bown KJ, Birtles RJ.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2013 Apr;4(3):197-201. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2012.11.014. Epub 2013 Feb 12.

PMID:
23414797
26.

Optimization of Bartonella henselae multilocus sequence typing scheme using single-nucleotide polymorphism analysis of SOLiD sequence data.

Zhao F, Chaloner G, Darby A, Song XP, Li DM, Birtles R, Liu QY.

Chin Med J (Engl). 2012 Jul;125(13):2284-8.

PMID:
22882849
27.

Mycobacterium malmoense as an extrapulmonary pathogen of cats.

Hetzel U, Dixon CE, Just AE, Birtles RJ, Kipar A.

Vet Rec. 2012 Sep 15;171(11):274. doi: 10.1136/vr.100926. Epub 2012 Aug 4. No abstract available.

PMID:
22865116
28.

Bartonella species as a cause of infective endocarditis in the UK.

Chaloner GL, Harrison TG, Birtles RJ.

Epidemiol Infect. 2013 Apr;141(4):841-6. doi: 10.1017/S0950268812001185. Epub 2012 Jun 13.

PMID:
22691748
29.

Recurrent bacteraemia in sheep infected persistently with Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

Thomas RJ, Birtles RJ, Radford AD, Woldehiwet Z.

J Comp Pathol. 2012 Aug-Oct;147(2-3):360-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcpa.2012.02.005. Epub 2012 Apr 18.

PMID:
22520814
30.

Strategies of exploitation of mammalian reservoirs by Bartonella species.

Deng H, Le Rhun D, Buffet JP, Cotté V, Read A, Birtles RJ, Vayssier-Taussat M.

Vet Res. 2012 Feb 27;43:15. doi: 10.1186/1297-9716-43-15. Review.

31.

Multilocus sequence typing of human and canine C. upsaliensis isolates.

Parsons BN, Porter CJ, Stavisky JH, Williams NJ, Birtles RJ, Miller WG, Hart CA, Gaskell RM, Dawson S.

Vet Microbiol. 2012 Jun 15;157(3-4):391-7. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2011.12.035. Epub 2012 Jan 8.

PMID:
22266159
32.

Ixodes ricinus is not an epidemiologically relevant vector of Bartonella species in the wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus).

Harrison A, Bown KJ, Montgomery WI, Birtles RJ.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2012 May;12(5):366-71. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2011.0807. Epub 2012 Jan 4.

PMID:
22217173
33.

Host and environmental reservoirs of infection for bovine digital dermatitis treponemes.

Evans NJ, Timofte D, Isherwood DR, Brown JM, Williams JM, Sherlock K, Lehane MJ, Murray RD, Birtles RJ, Hart CA, Carter SD.

Vet Microbiol. 2012 Apr 23;156(1-2):102-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2011.09.029. Epub 2011 Oct 2.

PMID:
22019292
34.

Bartonella quintana infections in captive monkeys, China.

Huang R, Liu Q, Li G, Li D, Song X, Birtles RJ, Zhao F.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Sep;17(9):1707-9. doi: 10.3201/eid1709.110133.

35.

Multi-locus sequence analysis reveals profound genetic diversity among isolates of the human pathogen Bartonella bacilliformis.

Chaloner GL, Palmira Ventosilla, Birtles RJ.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Jul;5(7):e1248. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001248. Epub 2011 Jul 19.

36.

Multilocus sequence typing of Bartonella henselae in the United Kingdom indicates that only a few, uncommon sequence types are associated with zoonotic disease.

Chaloner GL, Harrison TG, Coyne KP, Aanensen DM, Birtles RJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Jun;49(6):2132-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00275-11. Epub 2011 Apr 6.

37.

The common shrew (Sorex araneus): a neglected host of tick-borne infections?

Bown KJ, Lambin X, Telford G, Heyder-Bruckner D, Ogden NH, Birtles RJ.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011 Jul;11(7):947-53. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2010.0185. Epub 2011 Mar 31.

PMID:
21453011
38.

Genomic variations define divergence of water/wildlife-associated Campylobacter jejuni niche specialists from common clonal complexes.

Hepworth PJ, Ashelford KE, Hinds J, Gould KA, Witney AA, Williams NJ, Leatherbarrow H, French NP, Birtles RJ, Mendonca C, Dorrell N, Wren BW, Wigley P, Hall N, Winstanley C.

Environ Microbiol. 2011 Jun;13(6):1549-60. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02461.x. Epub 2011 Mar 21.

39.

The analysis of immunological profiles in wild animals: a case study on immunodynamics in the field vole, Microtus agrestis.

Jackson JA, Begon M, Birtles R, Paterson S, Friberg IM, Hall A, Lowe A, Ralli C, Turner A, Zawadzka M, Bradley JE.

Mol Ecol. 2011 Mar;20(5):893-909. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04907.x. Epub 2010 Nov 9.

PMID:
21059128
40.

Characterization of novel bovine gastrointestinal tract Treponema isolates and comparison with bovine digital dermatitis treponemes.

Evans NJ, Brown JM, Murray RD, Getty B, Birtles RJ, Hart CA, Carter SD.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011 Jan;77(1):138-47. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00993-10. Epub 2010 Nov 5.

41.

Species interactions in a parasite community drive infection risk in a wildlife population.

Telfer S, Lambin X, Birtles R, Beldomenico P, Burthe S, Paterson S, Begon M.

Science. 2010 Oct 8;330(6001):243-6. doi: 10.1126/science.1190333.

42.

Isolation of a novel Campylobacter jejuni clone associated with the bank vole, Myodes glareolus.

Williams NJ, Jones TR, Leatherbarrow HJ, Birtles RJ, Lahuerta-Marin A, Bennett M, Winstanley C.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010 Nov;76(21):7318-21. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00511-10. Epub 2010 Sep 17.

43.

Investigation of human haemotropic Mycoplasma infections using a novel generic haemoplasma qPCR assay on blood samples and blood smears.

Tasker S, Peters IR, Mumford AD, Day MJ, Gruffydd-Jones TJ, Day S, Pretorius AM, Birtles RJ, Helps CR, Neimark H.

J Med Microbiol. 2010 Nov;59(Pt 11):1285-92. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.021691-0. Epub 2010 Jul 22.

44.

Rapid diversification by recombination in Bartonella grahamii from wild rodents in Asia contrasts with low levels of genomic divergence in Northern Europe and America.

Berglund EC, Ellegaard K, Granberg F, Xie Z, Maruyama S, Kosoy MY, Birtles RJ, Andersson SG.

Mol Ecol. 2010 Jun;19(11):2241-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04646.x. Epub 2010 May 6.

PMID:
20465583
45.

An immunocompromised murine model of chronic Bartonella infection.

Chiaraviglio L, Duong S, Brown DA, Birtles RJ, Kirby JE.

Am J Pathol. 2010 Jun;176(6):2753-63. doi: 10.2353/ajpath.2010.090862. Epub 2010 Apr 15.

46.

Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in free-living amoebae isolated from fields not used for grazing.

White CI, Birtles RJ, Wigley P, Jones PH.

Vet Rec. 2010 Mar 27;166(13):401-2. doi: 10.1136/vr.b4797. No abstract available.

PMID:
20348470
47.

Delineating Anaplasma phagocytophilum ecotypes in coexisting, discrete enzootic cycles.

Bown KJ, Lambin X, Ogden NH, Begon M, Telford G, Woldehiwet Z, Birtles RJ.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Dec;15(12):1948-54. doi: 10.3201/eid1512.090178.

48.

Risk factors for the carriage of Campylobacter upsaliensis by dogs in a community in Cheshire.

Westgarth C, Porter CJ, Nicolson L, Birtles RJ, Williams NJ, Hart CA, Pinchbeck GL, Gaskell RM, Christley RM, Dawson S.

Vet Rec. 2009 Oct 31;165(18):526-30.

PMID:
19880860
49.

Fatal borreliosis in bat caused by relapsing fever spirochete, United Kingdom.

Evans NJ, Bown K, Timofte D, Simpson VR, Birtles RJ.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Aug;15(8):1331-3. doi: 10.3201/eid1508.090475. No abstract available.

50.

Development and use of real-time PCR to detect and quantify Mycoplasma haemocanis and "Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum" in dogs.

Barker EN, Tasker S, Day MJ, Warman SM, Woolley K, Birtles R, Georges KC, Ezeokoli CD, Newaj-Fyzul A, Campbell MD, Sparagano OA, Cleaveland S, Helps CR.

Vet Microbiol. 2010 Jan 6;140(1-2):167-70. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2009.07.006. Epub 2009 Jul 10.

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