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Volume 16, Number 7—July 2010

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Geographic Differences in Genetic Locus Linkages for Borrelia burgdorferi

Bridgit Travinsky, Jonas Bunikis, and Alan G. BarbourComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of California, Irvine, California, USA

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Linkages between ospC alleles and other loci in Borrelia burgdorferi strains*

ospC IGS1 Geographic region* Representative cultured isolate or tick sample† IGS1-ospC associations‡ ospA IGS2 MLST§
A 1 1, 2 B31 45/52 1 1 1
A 11 2 2206617 4/4 22 1 55
A 10 3 CA4, CA6 14/18 23 1 2
Ba 3 1 64b, B373 39/41 3 1 7,58,59
Ba 6 2 51405UT 7/9 14 1 30
Bb 16 4 ZS7 28 20
C 24 1 JD1, BL515 10/10 8 5 11
Da 5 1 516113 13/14 5 4 38
Db 5 2 424404 13/15 18 7 51
Db 19 3 CA11.2A 16/16 27 4 70
E 9 1, 2 N40, B348 17/19 9 1 19
Fa 17 1, 2, 3 B156 61/64 3 4 8
Fb 18 2 MI407 14/19 8 6
Fc 18 2 1469205 7/8 13 6 56
G 26 1 72a, MR616 10/11 9 4 14
G 22 2, 3 1468503 9/10 21 4 48,49
Ha/Hb 12 1 B509/156a 13/13 2 2 4
Hb 12 2 519014UT 56/65 11 2 32
Hb 13 3 CA92-0953 20/20 23 2 6
Ia 7 1 B500, B331 12/16 7 4 15,16
Ia 7 2 WI91-23 5/5 11 4 71
Ib 7 3 CA92-1096 30 4 17
J 20 1, 2 118a 3/5 8 4 34
K 2 1 297 67/68 2 2 3
K 14 2 149901 7/10 31 2
L 14 2 47703UT 23/25 8 2 29
M 6 1 29805 4/4 2 3 12
M 6 2, 3 CA92-1337 16/16 17 3 13
N 4 1 MR661, 500203 41/41 4 10 9,36
N 23 2 51108 8/10 2 1 43
Oa 27 1 501427 1/1 54
Ob 6 2 2207807 6/7 2
T 28 1 23509 16/16 8 4 37
T 29 2 1476702 10/11 20 4 46
Ua 8 1 94a, B485 19/19 8 4 18
Ua 8 2 48802 4/4 16 4 47
Ua 17 2 2207116 4/4 12 10
Ub 30 2 426905 3/3 8 9
A3 14 2 2206613 6/6 19 2
B3 23 1, 2 2250201 3/3 17 1 57
C3 17 2 50202 6/9 15 5
D3 31 2 2150902 1/1
E3 20 2 2127701 4/4 8 8 52
E3 21 3 HRT25 12/12 24
E3 5 3 LMR28 12/12 25
F3 5 2 1456802 8/12 8 4
H3 25 3 CA8 37/40 26 4 (72)
I3 17 3 CA11, CA12 5/5 27 4

*Regions: 1, northeastern United States; 2, north-central United States; 3, northern California; 4, western Europe; osp, outer surface protein; IGS, intergenic spacer; MLST, multilocus sequence typing; –, MLST not determined.
†Tick samples (4) are indicated by italics; strains with genome sequences are indicated in boldface.
‡Number of tick extracts with the listed IGS1 locus (numerator)/number of extracts with the listed ospC allele (denominator).
§MLST from (4,12) or this study (in parentheses).

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