Microbiota of field-collected Ixodes scapularis and Dermacentor variabilis from eastern and southern Ontario, Canada

TitleMicrobiota of field-collected Ixodes scapularis and Dermacentor variabilis from eastern and southern Ontario, Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsClow KM, Weese JS, Rousseau J, Jardine CM
JournalTicks Tick Borne Dis.
VolumeS1877-959X
Start Page30250
Issue17
Date Published09/2017
KeywordsCanada, dermacentor, ixodes, lyme, microbiota, ontario, scapularis, variabilis
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29042239