Geographic differences in genetic locus linkages for Borrelia burgdorferi

  • Travinsky B
  • Bunikis J
  • Barbour A
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Abstract

Borrelia burdorferi genotype in the northeastern United States is associated with Lyme borreliosis severity. Analysis of DNA sequences of the outer surface protein C gene and rrs-rrlA intergenic spacer from extracts of Ixodes spp. ticks in 3 US regions showed linkage disequilibrium between the 2 loci within a region but not consistently between regions.

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  • *Genetic Linkage
  • *Genetic Loci
  • Animals
  • Antigens, Bacterial/genetics
  • Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins/genetics
  • Borrelia burgdorferi/*genetics
  • Ixodes/microbiology
  • New England

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Authors

  • B Travinsky

  • J Bunikis

  • A G Barbour

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