Three genetically distinct clades of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes scapularis

TitleThree genetically distinct clades of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes scapularis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsTrost, CN, L. Lindsay, R, Dibernardo, A, Chilton, NB
JournalTicks & Tick-borne Diseases
Volume9
Start Page1518
Issue6
Date Published09/2018
KeywordsAnaplasma phagocytophilum, ankA geneAp-ha variant, Ap-variant 1, blacklegged ticks, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, Ixodes scapularis
Abstract

Additional work is needed to explore the evolutionary history of A. phagocytophilum in North America, and to determine if there are differences in pathogenicity or clinical symptoms associated with the two divergent groups of the Ap-ha variant given the significant differences in ankA amino acid sequence.

URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1877959X18301183