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Query: NC_008710:703740:709130 Borrelia turicatae 91E135, complete genome

Start: 709130, End: 710179, Length: 1050

Host Lineage: Borrelia turicatae; Borrelia; Spirochaetaceae; Spirochaetales; Spirochaetes; Bacteria

General Information: This strain was isolated in the USA from the soft tick Ornithodoros turicatae. Borrelia turicatae is the causative agent of tick-borne relapsing fever in the southwestern USA. Ticks become infected with Borrelia while feeding on an infected mammal, usually a rodent or squirrel. Borrelia then multiplies rapidly, causing a generalized infection throughout the tick. While feeding, the tick passes the spirochete into a mammalian host through its infectious saliva. Relapsing fever is characterized by period of chills, fever, headache, and malaise, followed by an asymptomatic, followed by another episode of symptoms. The cycle of relapsing is due to changes in the surface proteins of Borrelia, which allow it to avoid detection and removal by the host immune system. This antigenic variation is the result of homologous recombination of silent proteins into an expressed locus, causing partial or complete replacement of one serotype with another. These plasmids carry genes involved in antigenic variation and pathogenicity.




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SubjectStartEndLengthSubject Host DescriptionCDS descriptionE-valueBit score
NC_006156:685344:7074927074927085171026Borrelia garinii PBi chromosome linear, complete sequenceflagellar filament outer layer protein8e-144509
NC_010673:703816:7117207117207127541035Borrelia hermsii DAH, complete genomeflagellar filament outer layer protein2e-163575