Delineation of a new species of the Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato Complex, Borrelia americana sp. nov.

@article{Rudenko2009DelineationOA,
  title={Delineation of a new species of the Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato Complex, Borrelia americana sp. nov.},
  author={Nataliia N. Rudenko and Maryna Golovchenko and Tao Lin and Lihui Gao and Libor Grubhoffer and James H. Oliver},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 12},
  pages={
          3875-80
        }
}
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 sensu stricto, Borrelia bissettii, Borrelia carolinensis, and Borrelia sp. nov. Multilocus sequence analysis of five genomic loci from seven samples representing Borrelia sp. nov. isolated from nymphal Ixodes minor collected in South Carolina showed their close relatedness to California strains known as… CONTINUE READING
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