Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 8:41 AM

Detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Borrelia burgdorferi, Babesia sp., and an Ixodes endosymbiont DNA in Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae), collected in Indiana, Maine, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

Robert Pinger1, Fresia Steiner, fsteiner@bsu.edu1, Nate Grindle2, Keith Clay, clay@indiana.edu2, and Clay Fuqua2. (1) Ball State University, Department of Physiology and Health Science, CP 189A, Muncie, IN, (2) Indiana University, 1001 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN

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Species 1: Acari Ixodidae Ixodes scapularis (blacklegged tick)
Species 2: Spirochaetales Spirochaetaceae Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease spirochete)
Species 3: Rickettsiales Anaplasmataceae Anaplasma phagocytophilum (anaplasmosis)

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