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Query: NC_008710:703740:743689 Borrelia turicatae 91E135, complete genome

Start: 743689, End: 744243, Length: 555

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_010673:703816:746444746444747001558Borrelia hermsii DAH, complete genomehypothetical protein7e-79292
NC_011244:746801:757965757965758525561Borrelia recurrentis A1, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-66251
NC_015732:529201:530353530353530841489Spirochaeta caldaria DSM 7334 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein2e-1065.1
NC_016633:541559:541559541559542074516Sphaerochaeta pleomorpha str. Grapes chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-0653.1