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Fig. 6 | Parasites & Vectors

Fig. 6

From: Host associations and genomic diversity of Borrelia hermsii in an endemic focus of tick-borne relapsing fever in western North America

Fig. 6

Diversity of the variable tick protein (Vtp) for Borrelia hermsii from Flathead Lake, Montana. The tree was constructed with Vtp amino acid sequences (minus the identical signal peptide) for spirochetes infecting pine squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus), ticks (Ornithodoros hermsi), one deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), and isolates from human patients from previous studies. Sequences were aligned using CLUSTAL W and the tree was constructed using the neighbor-joining algorithm [17]

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