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Table 4 Strain designation, species, and geographic origin of isolates used in this study

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

Strain Species Origin Geographic origin Reference
BO23 B. afzelii Skin Germany 13
B31 B. burgdorferi s.s. Ixodes dammini United States 13
SZ B. garinii Dermacentor China 35
T25 B. garinii Ixodes ricinus Germany 13
PBr B. garinii Human (CSF) Germany 13
20047 B. garinii I. ricinus France 36
IP90 B. garinii I. persulcatus Russia 36
TN B. garinii Ixodes ricinus Germany 13
VS116 B. valaisiana Ixodes ricinus Switzerland 17