Borrelia sinica sp. nov., a lyme disease-related Borrelia species isolated in China.

@article{Masuzawa2001BorreliaSS,
  title={Borrelia sinica sp. nov., a lyme disease-related Borrelia species isolated in China.},
  author={Toshiyuki Masuzawa and Nobuhiro Takada and Midori Kudeken and Takashi Fukui and Yasuhiro Yano and Fubito Ishiguro and Yoshiaki Kawamura and Yasuyuki Imai and Takayuki Ezaki},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 Pt 5},
  pages={1817-24}
}
A survey was performed for Lyme disease borrelia in the southern part of China, in Zhejiang, Sichuan and Anhui provinces, along the Yangtze River valley, in May of 1997 and 1998. Twenty isolates from Ixodes granulatus, Ixodes ovatus, Apodemus agrarius and Niviventer confucianus were obtained. These isolates were characterized by RFLP of the 5S-23S rDNA intergenic spacer, sequence analysis of the intergenic spacer, 16S rDNA and flagellin gene, DNA-DNA hybridization analysis, SDS-PAGE and Western… CONTINUE READING