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Updates on Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex with respect to public health.
Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) complex is a diverse group of worldwide distributed bacteria that includes 18 named spirochete species and a still not named group proposed as genomospecies 2.Expand
Host Associations and Seasonal Activity of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in Missouri
From June 1993 through June 1996, 2,260 adult, 4,426 nymphal, and 2,178 larval lone star ticks Amblyomma americanum (L.) were collected in Missouri from vertebrate hosts and by dragging a cloth overExpand
Ticks parasitizing humans in Georgia and South Carolina.
From 1990 through 1995, 913 ticks removed from 460 human patients in Georgia or South Carolina were identified and recorded. The majority of these specimens (758, 83.0%) were lone star ticks,Expand
Evolution of ticks.
Evolutionary patterns in ticks have traditionally been cast in terms of host associations. Largely untested assumptions of cospeciation and observations of current host associations are used toExpand
An enzootic transmission cycle of Lyme borreliosis spirochetes in the southeastern United States
Lyme borreliosis, or Lyme disease (LD), is a tick-borne zoonotic infection of biomedical significance, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) spirochetes and transmitted by Ixodes speciesExpand
Delineation of a New Species of the Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato Complex, Borrelia americana sp. nov.
ABSTRACT Analysis of borrelia isolates collected from ticks, birds, and rodents from the southeastern United States revealed the presence of well-established populations of Borrelia burgdorferi sensuExpand
Cytogenetics of mites and ticks.
  • J. Oliver
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of entomology
  • 1977
There are three reviews of the cytogenetics of certain mites and ticks (43, 48, 75). The number of acarines studied cytologically more than doubled during the lO years between Sokolov's review andExpand
Idiosomal lyrifissures, Setae, and small glands as taxonomic characters and potential indicators of ancestral segmentation patterns in larval ixodidae (Acari: Ixodida)
Abstract Variability in idiosomal chaetotaxy, lyrifissure, and gland patterns among ixodid larvae is assessed based on a comparative analysis of these structures in 53 species of ixodid ticks. AExpand
Genetic heterogeneity of Borrelia burgdorferi in the United States.
To examine in detail Borrelia burgdorferi strain diversity in the United States, 186 isolates from human, tick, and rodent sources were analyzed from multiple distinct geographic regions of theExpand