Evidence for genetic hybridization between Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes cookei

TitleEvidence for genetic hybridization between Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes cookei
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPatterson, JW, Duncan, AM, McIntyre, KC, Lloyd, VK
JournalCanadian Journal of Zoology
Volume95
Start Page527
Issue8
Date Published04/2017
Abstract

Examination of I. cookei and I. scapularis collected from New Brunswick revealed ticks with ambiguous morphologies, with either a mixture or intermediate traits typical of I. scapularis and I. cookei, including in characteristics typically used as species identifiers.

URLhttp://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjz-2016-0134#.WxrXES0ZOX0