Distribution of the Ixodes ricinus-like ticks of eastern North America.

  title={Distribution of the Ixodes ricinus-like ticks of eastern North America.},
  author={Stephen M. Rich and Diane A. Caporale and Samuel R Telford and Thomas D Kocher and Daniel L. Hartl and Andrew L Spielman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={92 14},
We analyzed the geographic distribution of the Ixodes ricinus-like ticks in eastern North America by comparing the mitochondrial 16S rDNA sequences of specimens sampled directly from the field during the 1990s. Two distinct lineages are evident. The southern clade includes ticks from the southeastern and middle-eastern regions of the United States. The range of the northern clade, which appears to have been restricted to the northeastern region until the mid-1900s, now extends throughout the… CONTINUE READING

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