Phylogeny of a relapsing fever Borrelia species transmitted by the hard tick Ixodes scapularis.

@article{Barbour2014PhylogenyOA,
  title={Phylogeny of a relapsing fever Borrelia species transmitted by the hard tick Ixodes scapularis.},
  author={Alan G Barbour},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={27},
  pages={551-8}
}
The discovery of Borrelia species that were related to the agents of relapsing fever but were transmitted by hard ticks rather than soft ticks challenged previous taxonomies based largely on microbe-host specificities and geographic considerations. One of these newly-identified organisms is the Borrelia miyamotoi sensu lato strain LB-2001 from North America and transmitted by Ixodes scapularis. This or related strains have been identified as the cause of human disease, but comparatively little… CONTINUE READING
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