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Diversity withinBorrelia burgdorferisensu lato genospecies in Switzerland byrecAgene sequence


Casati, Simona; Bernasconi, Marco V; Gern, Lise; Piffaretti, Jean-Claude (2004). Diversity withinBorrelia burgdorferisensu lato genospecies in Switzerland byrecAgene sequence. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 238(1):115-123.

Abstract

A total of 874 Ixodes ricinus ticks were collected in Switzerland to investigate the genetic diversity of the Borrelia population. We integrated to the RT-PCR method the DNA sequence analysis of a 162-bp fragment of the recA gene. Five genospecies were detected: Borrelia afzelii, Borrelia burgdorferi s.s., Borrelia garinii, Borrelia valaisiana, and Borrelia lusitaniae. A heterogeneous distribution was observed within the B. burgdorferi s.l. genospecies. The most prevalent and diverse genospecies found in Switzerland was Borrelia afzelii, which might suggest a rapid evolution of this genospecies

Abstract

A total of 874 Ixodes ricinus ticks were collected in Switzerland to investigate the genetic diversity of the Borrelia population. We integrated to the RT-PCR method the DNA sequence analysis of a 162-bp fragment of the recA gene. Five genospecies were detected: Borrelia afzelii, Borrelia burgdorferi s.s., Borrelia garinii, Borrelia valaisiana, and Borrelia lusitaniae. A heterogeneous distribution was observed within the B. burgdorferi s.l. genospecies. The most prevalent and diverse genospecies found in Switzerland was Borrelia afzelii, which might suggest a rapid evolution of this genospecies

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 September 2004
Deposited On:19 Oct 2018 06:20
Last Modified:24 Nov 2018 02:58
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0378-1097
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6968.2004.tb09745.x
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicenceoxford101111j157469682004tb09745x (Library Catalogue)

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