Physical & Genetic Maps

Adult Ixodes scapularis tick An adult male Ixodes scapularis tick (John VanDyk)
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B. burgdorferi

B. garinii

B. afzelii


Detailed maps


  1. Davidson, B. E., J. MacDougall and I. Saint Girons. 1992.
    Physical map of the linear chromosome of the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi 212, a causative agent of Lyme disease, and localization of rRNA genes.
    J. Bacteriol. 174: 3766-3774.

  2. Old, I. G., J. Macdougall, I. Saint Girons and B. E. Davidson. 1992.
    Mapping of genes on the linear chromosome of the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi - possible locations for its origin of replication.
    FEMS Microbiol Lett. 99: 245-250.

  3. Ojaimi, C., B. E. Davidson, I. Saint Girons and I. G. Old. 1994.
    Conservation of gene arrangement and an unusual organization of rRNA genes in the linear chromosomes of the Lyme disease spirochaetes Borrelia burgdorferi, B. garinii and B. afzelii.
    Microbiol. 140: 2931-2940.

  4. Old, I.G., unpublished.

Mapping studies have also been carried out by:

  1. Casjens, S. and W. M. Huang. 1993.
    Linear chromosomal physical and genetic map of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent.
    Mol. Microbiol. 8: 967-980.

  2. Casjens, S., M. Delange, H. L. Ley, P. Rosa and W. M. Huang. 1995.
    Linear chromosomes of Lyme disease agent spirochetes: genetic diversity and conservation of gene order.
    J Bacteriol. 177: 2769-2780.

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