Complex population structure of Borrelia burgdorferi in southeastern and south central Canada as revealed by phylogeographic analysis.

TitleComplex population structure of Borrelia burgdorferi in southeastern and south central Canada as revealed by phylogeographic analysis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMechai, S, Margos, G, Feil, EJ, L. Lindsay, R, N H Ogden
JournalAppl Environ Microbiol.
Volume81
Start Page1309
Issue4
Date Published02/2015
Keywordsanalysis, borrelia, burgdorferi, Canada, geography, phylogenic, spread
Abstract

Sequence types (Sts) in southeastern Ontario and southwestern Quebec were typically identical to those in the northeastern United States, suggesting a recent introduction into this region from the United States. In contrast, STs in other locations in Canada (the Maritimes; Long Point, Ontario; and southeastern Manitoba) were frequently unique to those locations but were putative descendants of STs previously found in the United States.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25501480