|Title||Complex population structure of Borrelia burgdorferi in southeastern and south central Canada as revealed by phylogeographic analysis.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Mechai, S, Margos, G, Feil, EJ, L. Lindsay, R, N H Ogden|
|Journal||Appl Environ Microbiol.|
|Keywords||analysis, borrelia, burgdorferi, Canada, geography, phylogenic, spread|
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.