luxS mutants of Borrelia burgdorferi strain 297 naturally colonized their arthropod (Ixodes scapularis) vector, were maintained in ticks throughout the molting process (larvae to nymphs), were tick transmitted to uninfected mice, and elicited histopathology in mice indistinguishable from that induced by wild-type B. burgdorferi.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Infection and immunity|
|State||Published - Aug 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases