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Table 2 Comparison of the results of examination of field tick samples by RLB and PCR

From: Detection and differentiation of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in ticks collected from sheep and cattle in China

Origin Genra of tick No. of tick infected/examined
   RLB PCR
   BB BG BA BV Mixa  
Huaihua Boophilus 62/146(42) 54/146(37) 33/146(23) 1/146(0.7)   44/146(30)
Nanping Haemaphysali 3/39(7.6) 16/39(41) 1/39(2.6)    1/39(2.6)
Huizhou Rhipicephalus 4/48(8.3) 7/48(14.6) 3/48(6.3)    14/45(31)
Laibin Boophilus 41/42(98) 3/42(7) 41/42(98)    15/39(38)
Total in south   110/275(40) 80/275(29) 78/275(28) 1/275(0.4)   74/269(27)
Shangzhi Dermacentor 44/154(29) 91/154(59) 44/154(29) 54/154(35) 33/154(21) 7/134(5)
Huichun Dermacentor 24/160(15) 34/160(21) 16/160(10) 15/160(9.4) 9/160(5.6) 3/130(2.3)
Total in Northeast   68/314(22) 125/314(40) 60/314(19) 69/314(22) 42/314(13) 10/264(4)
Lintan Haemaphysalis 23/134(17) 43/134(32) 22/134(16) 15/134(11) 8/134(6) 10/134(7)
Total   201/723(28) 248/723(34) 160/723(22) 85/723(12) 50/723(7) 94/667(14)
  1. aBB: B. burgdorferi sensu stricto, BG: B. garinii , BA: B. afzelii, BV: B. valaisiana
  2. Mix: a tick is infected by more than one species of B. burgdorferi.