Gao, Lihui


‘Candidatus Borrelia texasensis’, from the American dog tick Dermacentor variabilis

Lin et al. (2005). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 55 (2)
Ca. Borrelia texasensis
TXW-1, a Borrelia strain isolated in March 1998 from an adult male Dermacentor variabilis tick feeding on a coyote from Webb county, Texas, USA, was characterized by using randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis, RFLP and sequence analysis of flaB and rrs (16S rRNA gene), DNA–DNA hybridization analysis, SDS-PAGE and Western blotting with mAbs. It shows different banding patterns in RFLP analysis of flaB and forms distinct branches in phylogenetic analysis derived from flaB and rrs gen