Sequence variability in the mitochondrial 12S rRNA and tRNA(Val) genes of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) individuals shown previously to be genetically invariant.

TitleSequence variability in the mitochondrial 12S rRNA and tRNA(Val) genes of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) individuals shown previously to be genetically invariant.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsKrakowetz CN, Sproat A, Lindsay LR, Chilton NB
JournalMol Cell Probes.
Volume29
Start Page177
Issue3
Date Published06/2015
Keywords12S rRNA gene; 16S rRNA gene; DNA sequences; Genetic variation; Ixodes scapularis; Mitochondrial genes; tRNA(Val) gene
Abstract

The magnitude of the DNA sequence variation in the mt 12S rRNA and tRNA(Val) genes among blacklegged ticks suggests that this region of the mitochondrial genome has potential as a genetic marker for examining the population genetics and phylogeography of I. scapularis.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25863143
DOI10.1016/j.mcp.2015.03.010