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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010 Dec;76(24):8265-8. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01585-10. Epub 2010 Oct 22.

Genotypic diversity of Borrelia burgdorferi strains detected in Ixodes scapularis larvae collected from North American songbirds.

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  • 1Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, Box 208034, 60 College St., New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8034, USA. jbrinker@richmond.edu

Abstract

We genotyped Borrelia burgdorferi strains detected in larvae of Ixodes scapularis removed from songbirds and compared them with those found in host-seeking I. scapularis nymphs sampled throughout the eastern United States. Birds are capable of transmitting most known genotypes, albeit at different frequencies than expected based on genotypes found among host-seeking nymphs.

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PMC3008240
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