TABLE 1

Four ospA and ospC SSCP mobility classes found in each tick

Tick no.OA mobility classOC mobility classTick no.OA mobility classOC mobility class
111a211/3/44/9b/12
242221/21/3
342a2346
411, 424313a
51/4/c1, 4/6/5251/41/2
63/49b/2261/24/3
7422739a,b
82/43/2281/21/3
91/2/41/3/2 (11)a,b,d292 5a
103/413a/2301/2/c1, 4/c/a2
1111a31c/49b/8a,10a
1246a321/41/6 (11)a,b,d
132/45a/8a (7)a,d3323a
1414341/44/ 2, 6, 8
1523a3511
162/33, 8/ 9b,123642
1714a371/21/3
181/2/3c/3, 8/ 123846a
1939b3939a,b
201/34a/124023

Slashes separate different OAs and corresponding OCs.

  • a Alleles being cloned and sequenced in this study. Both OC12 alleles were cloned from another population.

  • b PCR amplification using redesigned internal primer, int(—) (b) (see Figure 1 for sequence).

  • c Possible missing mobility classes for either ospA or ospC, given the linkage association determined from this data (see text).

  • d Numbers in parentheses denote association status not certain (see text and Table 3).