|Title||Microbiota of field-collected Ixodes scapularis and Dermacentor variabilis from eastern and southern Ontario, Canada|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Clow KM, Weese JS, Rousseau J, Jardine CM|
|Journal||Ticks Tick Borne Dis.|
|Keywords||Canada, dermacentor, ixodes, lyme, microbiota, ontario, scapularis, variabilis|
The microbiota of hard ticks has been an area of growing interest due to the potential role that the broader microbial community may play in pathogen carriage and transmission.The findings of our study differ from previous studies of these tick species conducted in other geographic areas, and highlight the potential role geography and related ecological factors may have in shaping the tick microbiota.