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- Ixodes scapularis are highly efficient arthropod vectors of infectious diseases, being able to transmit viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and helminth parasites. It is a vector for human diseases like Lyme borreliosis, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, and babesiosis in the Central and Eastern United States. It belongs to the subarctic Ixodes persulcatus complex of species that include Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes pacificus, vectors of Lyme disease in Asia, Europe and the western US, respectively.
- Common Name: Deer tick, Blacklegged tick
- NCBI Taxonomy
Different Feeding Phases
Internal Control Genes
|Gene Symbol||Gene Name||Application Scope||Accession Number||Primers (5'-3')
|Size [bp]||Tm [℃]||Detection|
|rps4||Ribosomal protein S4||
|l13a||Ribosomal protein L13A||
- Name: YOONSEONG PARK
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Institution: Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, 123 Waters Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506
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- Koči J, Šimo L, Park Y. Validation of internal reference genes for real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction studies in the tick, Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)[J]. Journal of medical entomology, 2013, 50(1): 79-84.
- Kaufman W R. Tick-host interaction: a synthesis of current concepts[J]. Parasitology today, 1989, 5(2): 47-56.