TABLE 4

The 19 major ospC allele groups for Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto and the within-group percentage differences

Major group (%)aospC alleleAccession no.Origin
A (0.02)B31U01894New York
CA4L81131California
HIIU91792Italy
IP1U91799France
IP2L42887France
IP3U91797France
L5U91798Austria
P1FU91801Austria
PKaX69589Germany
TxgwX84783Texas
OC1bAF029860New York
B (0.42)35B808U91794Germany
61BV3U91795Germany
BURX84765New York
DK7X73625Denmark
PBreX81522Germany
ZS7L42868Germany
OC2bAF029861New York
COC3bAF029862New York
D (0.18)CA-11.2AL25413California
OC4bAF029863New York
E (0.37)Z8691L42894Pennsylvania
N40U04240Connecticut
OC5bAF029864New York
OC7bAF029866New York
F (0.39)27579L42896Connecticut
B. pacificus X83555California
Son188L81130California
OC6bAF029865New York
GOC8bAF029867New York
HOC9bAF029868New York
I (0.25)297cL42893Connecticut
HB19U04281Connecticut
OC10bAF029869New York
J (0.37)MILU91802Slovakia
OC11bAF029870New York
K (1.35)272X84785United States
297cU08284Connecticut
28354L42895Maryland
KIPPdX84782New York
MULX84779New York
OC12bAF029871New York
OC13bAF029872New York
L (0.57)21347L42899United States
T255X81524Germany
M2591U01892Connecticut
N26815L42897Connecticut
ODUNKIRKX84778New York
P20006U91796France
Q212U91790France
R (0.00)ESP-1U91791Spain
NE56U91800Switzerland
SZ136U91793Germany
  • a The percentage difference within each major ospC group.

  • b Sequence from present study.

  • c Both ospC sequences from strain 297 were found in GenBank entries. The one in group I was submitted by Livey et al. (1995), and the one in group K was submitted by Fung et al. (1994).

  • d KIPP was excluded from all the analyses containing GenBank sequences (see text for explanation).