DNA BARCODING OF IXODID TICKS INFESTING CATTLE AND SHEEP IN NSUKKA, NIGERIA

  • Ikechukwu Onah University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • Godwin I. Ngwu
  • Chison F. Ngabuozor
  • Jude I. Okwor
Keywords: COI gene, identification, livestock, prevalence, taxonomy

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Published
2023-01-01
How to Cite
OnahI., NgwuG. I., NgabuozorC. F., & OkworJ. I. (2023). DNA BARCODING OF IXODID TICKS INFESTING CATTLE AND SHEEP IN NSUKKA, NIGERIA. FUDMA JOURNAL OF SCIENCES, 6(6), 44 - 50. https://doi.org/10.33003/fjs-2022-0606-1107