Characterization of Borrelia spp. isolated from the tick, Ixodes tanuki and small rodents in Japan.


Spirochetes were isolated from the tick, Ixodes tanuki, as well as wood mice (Apodemus speciosus) and voles (Clethrionomys rufocanus and Eothenomys smithii), caught in Fukui, Tokushima, and Hokkaido, Japan, from 1991 to 1993. Spirochetes were characterized on the basis of protein profiles, reactivities with monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), Outer surface… (More)


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