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Volume 13, Number 3—March 2007

Research

Diversity and Distribution of Borrelia hermsii

Tom G. Schwan*, Sandra J. Raffel*, Merry E. Schrumpf*, and Stephen F. Porcella*
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, USA;

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Table 3

Number and stage of Ornithodoros hermsi fed on chickens, quail, or mice*

Cohort ACohort BCohort C
2 M, 2 F on chicken310 L on chicken†184 first N on chicken
127 L on mouse261 first N on quail
42 first N on mice179 second N on mouse
124 first N on mouse84 second N on mice169 third N on mouse

*M, males; F, females; L, larvae; N, nymphs.
†After larvae were fed on chickens, the first nymphs were fed on quail or mice. Some of the resultant second nymphs were used in other experiments, hence the smaller number of second nymphs fed on mice.

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