A modest model explains the distribution and abundance of Borrelia burgdorferi strains.

@article{Brisson2006AMM,
  title={A modest model explains the distribution and abundance of Borrelia burgdorferi strains.},
  author={Dustin Brisson and Daniel E. Dykhuizen},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2006},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={615-22}
}
The distribution and abundance of Borrelia burgdorferi, including human Lyme disease strains, is a function of its interactions with vertebrate species. We present a mathematical model describing important ecologic interactions affecting the distribution and abundance of B. burgdorferi strains, marked by the allele at the outer surface protein C locus, in Ixodes scapularis ticks, the principal vector. The frequency of each strain in ticks can be explained by the vertebrate species composition… CONTINUE READING

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