TABLE 1.

vlsE RFLP types observed in individual ticks and mice over the course of a single transmission cyclea

RFLP typeNo. of clones with same RFLP type
1st MouseLarvaeNymphs2nd Mouse
UnfedFed
L1L2L3U1U2U3F1F2F3
P1
111
23
32
417
51
6211
72
81
9323191138
1012
11342
12111
1311
14111
1510
1612
176
1824
192
201
2111
221
235
244
251
262
271
281
297
307
3185
322
332
343
352
361
Total24991010142019202919
  • a A total of 183 clones derived from mouse and tick stages were analyzed, and 37 distinct RFLP patterns, including the parental type (P type), were identified.