12. Population Biology of Lyme Borreliosis Spirochetes

  1. D. Ashley Robinson4,
  2. Daniel Falush5 and
  3. Edward J. Feil6
  1. Klaus Kurtenbach6,
  2. Anne Gatewood1,
  3. Stephen J. Bent2,
  4. Stephanie A. Vollmer6,
  5. Nicholas H. Ogden3 and
  6. Gabriele Margos6

Published Online: 9 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470600122.ch12

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

How to Cite

Kurtenbach, K., Gatewood, A., Bent, S. J., Vollmer, S. A., Ogden, N. H. and Margos, G. (2010) Population Biology of Lyme Borreliosis Spirochetes, in Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease (eds D. A. Robinson, D. Falush and E. J. Feil), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470600122.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Microbiology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA

  2. 5

    Department of Microbiology, University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Cork Ireland

  3. 6

    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Children's Hospital Informatics Program, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, MA, USA

  2. 2

    Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

  3. 3

    Public Health Agency of Canada, Centre for Food - borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Université de Montréal, Saint - Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

  4. 6

    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470424742

Online ISBN: 9780470600122

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Keywords:

  • Lyme Borreliosis (LB) spirochetes - population genetics;
  • LB spirochetes genome organization - genotyping and phylogenetic tools;
  • LB spirochetes evolution - LB epidemiology and basic reproduction number

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Genome Organization of LB Spirochetes

  • Genotyping of LB Spirochetes and Phylogenetic Tools

  • Population Biology and Evolution of LB Spirochetes

  • Do LB Species Exist?

  • Future Research Avenues

  • References