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NR-48969   Adult Female Ornithodoros tartakovskyi, Infected with Acanthocheilonema viteae (Frozen)
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Designations: Adult Female Ornithodoros tartakovskyi, Infected with Acanthocheilonema viteae (Frozen)
Organism: Ornithodoros tartakovskyi
Biosafety Level: 1
Availability Status: Discontinued (Please See Comments)
Store at: -20°C to -80°C or colder, depending on desired application
Contributor: M Michalski

NR-48969, Adult Female Ornithodoros tartakovskyi, Infected with Acanthocheilonema viteae (Frozen) is no longer available.

Ornithodoros tartakovskyi (O. tartakovskyi) (also referred to as Ornithodoros tartakowskyi), strain FR3, was obtained from TRS Laboratories in Athens, Georgia, USA.

O. tartakovskyi is used to maintain the life cycle of Acanthocheilonema viteae (A. viteae) at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for the Filariasis Research Reagent Resource Center. Questions regarding handling of O. tartakovskyi can be sent to Dr. Shelly Michalski at

NR-48969 consists of up to 15 frozen adult female O. tartakovskyi, infected with A. viteae. Actual numbers available for immediate shipment will be based on current inventory. If more material is required for your intended use, please contact BEI Customer Services at to request the additional material.

Citations: Acknowledgment for publications should read "The following reagent was provided by the NIH/NIAID Filariasis Research Reagent Resource Center for distribution through BEI Resources, NIAID, NIH: Adult Female Ornithodoros tartakovskyi, Infected with Acanthocheilonema viteae (Frozen), NR-48969."
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