Genomic fingerprinting by arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction resolves Borrelia burgdorferi into three distinct phyletic groups.

@article{Welsh1992GenomicFB,
  title={Genomic fingerprinting by arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction resolves Borrelia burgdorferi into three distinct phyletic groups.},
  author={John B. Welsh and C Pretzman and Dani{\`e}le Postic and Isabelle Saint Girons and Guy Baranton and Michael McClelland},
  journal={International journal of systematic bacteriology},
  year={1992},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={370-7}
}
The causative agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, was first identified by Burgdorfer et al. in 1982 (W. Burgdorfer, A. G. Barbour, S. F. Hayes, J. L. Benach, E. Grunwaldt, and J. P. Davis, Science 216:1317-1319, 1982) and was isolated by Barbour et al. in 1983 (A. G. Barbour, W. Burgdorfer, S. E. Hayes, O. Peter, and A. Aeschlimann, Curr. Microbiol… CONTINUE READING