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Research Article

Sequence Analysis and Serological Responses against Borrelia turicatae BipA, a Putative Species-Specific Antigen

  • Job E. Lopez mail,

    JLopez@biology.msstate.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Hannah K. Wilder,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • William Boyle,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • L. Brock Drumheller,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Justin A. Thornton,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Bridget Willeford,

    Affiliation: Department of Laboratory Animal Resources and Care, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Timothy W. Morgan,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Andrea Varela-Stokes

    Affiliation: Department of Basic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Published: September 19, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002454

About the Authors

Job E. Lopez, Hannah K. Wilder, William Boyle, L. Brock Drumheller, Justin A. Thornton
Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America
Bridget Willeford
Department of Laboratory Animal Resources and Care, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America
Timothy W. Morgan
Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America
Andrea Varela-Stokes
Department of Basic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: JLopez@biology.msstate.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JEL BW JAT AVS. Performed the experiments: HKW WB LBD TWM JAT. Analyzed the data: JEL JAT TWM AVS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JEL TWM AVS. Wrote the paper: JEL.