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Table 1 Anti-Borrelia IgG values of the Scandinavian brown bears and the negative and positive controls

From: Serological signature of tick-borne pathogens in Scandinavian brown bears over two decades

Serum type N Mean SE Minimum Maximum
Wild bears 1172 serum samples (569 individuals) 43.25 0.59 10.17 130.47
Negative controls 56 serum samples (4 individuals) 13.19 0.29 9.10 18.46
Positive controls 56 serum samples (4 individuals) 155.09 2.76 110.60 196.43
  1. The negative controls were uninfected laboratory mice and the positive controls were laboratory mice that had been experimentally infected with B. afzelii (Jacquet M, Durand J, Rais O, Voordouw M: Cross-reactive acquired immunity influences transmission success of the Lyme disease pathogen, Borrelia afzelii, submitted). The anti-Borrelia IgG response was measured in units of optical density (OD units). The sample size (N), mean optical density, standard error (SE), minimum and maximum values are also shown