Chromosome Sequence of Borrelia miyamotoi, an Uncultivable Tick-Borne Agent of Human Infection.
- Author(s): Hue, Fong
- Ghalyanchi Langeroudi, Arash
- Barbour, Alan G
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1128/genomea.00713-13
Borrelia miyamotoi is a newly recognized agent of human disease. B. miyamotoi strain LB-2001, an isolate from the tick Ixodes scapularis, was propagated in mice. The sequence of the chromosome was determined by next-generation sequencing of DNA isolated from whole blood. The sequence established that B. miyamotoi is a relapsing fever group species.