Typing of Borrelia Relapsing Fever Group Strains
Published Date:Sep 2004
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 10(9):1661-1664.
Lyme Disease, Relapsing Fever, Soft Ticks
P66 Outer Membrane Protein Gene, Dispatch
Description:Partial sequencing of the 16S-23S rDNA intergenic spacer showed two to four genotypes each for Borrelia hermsii and B. turicatae, both relapsing fever agents transmitted by argasid ticks, and for B. miyamotoi and B. lonestari, transmitted by ixodid ticks. Field surveys of Ixodes ticks in Connecticut and Sweden showed limited local diversity for B. miyamotoi.
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