|Title||Comparison of the DNA sequences and secondary structure of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene of Ixodes kingi, Ixodes sculptus and Ixodes angustus|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Anstead, CA, Chilton, NB|
|Journal||Molecular and Cellular Probes|
|Date Published||August 2014|
|Keywords||biology, DNA, ixodes, ticks|
The results of the phylogenetic analyses revealed that I. kingi, I. sculptus and I. angustus were placed in a clade with some other species of the subgenera Pholeoixodes and Ixodiopsis. In addition, individuals of I. sculptus from Saskatchewan (Canada) and Colorado (USA) did not form a monophyletic clade, suggesting the possible existence of cryptic species.