Nuclear Markers Reveal Predominantly North to South Gene Flow in Ixodes scapularis, the Tick Vector of the Lyme Disease Spirochete

@inproceedings{Zee2015NuclearMR,
  title={Nuclear Markers Reveal Predominantly North to South Gene Flow in Ixodes scapularis, the Tick Vector of the Lyme Disease Spirochete},
  author={Janice Van Zee and Joseph F. Piesman and Andrias Hojgaard and IV WilliamC.Black and Brian Stevenson},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
  • Janice Van Zee, Joseph F. Piesman, +2 authors Brian Stevenson
  • Published in PloS one 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ixodes scapularis, the tick vector of the Lyme disease spirochete, is distributed over most of the eastern United States, but >80% of all Lyme disease cases occur in the northeast. The role that genetic differences between northern and southern tick populations play in explaining this disparate distribution of Lyme disease cases is unclear. The present study was conducted with 1,155 SNP markers in eight nuclear genes; the 16S mitochondrial gene was examined for comparison with earlier studies… CONTINUE READING

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