|Title||Comparison of bacterial 16S rRNA variable regions for microbiome surveys of ticks|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Sperling, JL, Silva-Brandão, KL, Brandão, MM, Lloyd, VK, Dang, S, Davis, CS, Sperling, FAH, Magor, KE|
|Journal||Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases|
We identify the bacterial assemblages present in extractions from wild-collected Ixodes scapularis from two regions of Canada, and provide the first microbiome survey for Ixodes angustus. Four bacterial families accounted for most diversity, with Rickettsiaceae being replaced as most common by Enterobacteriaceae or Pseudomonadaceae in some I. scapularis, and Francisellaceae being most abundant in I. angustus.