Scientists Have Sequenced the Genome of the Tick that Transmits Lyme Disease

March 1, 2016

Kurtti [3/1/16] An international team of scientists led by Purdue University has sequenced the genome of the tick that transmits Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne illness in North America. Ixodes scapularis, known as the blacklegged tick or the deer tick, is the first tick species to have its genome sequenced. See the complete articel at Entomology Today.