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Bacteriophage in the Ixodes dammini spirochete, etiological agent of Lyme disease.

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Abstract

A bacteriophage with a B-3 morphology was detected by electron microscopy in a spirochete isolated from the tick Ixodes dammini. It has a 40- to 50-nm elongated head and a tail 50 to 70 nm in length. It appears devoid of collars or kite-tail structure. The spirochete has been identified as the causative agent of
Lyme disease.

J Bacteriol. 1983 Jun;154(3):1436-9.

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