Evidence for an effect of landscape connectivity on Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto dispersion in a zone of range expansion

TitleEvidence for an effect of landscape connectivity on Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto dispersion in a zone of range expansion
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMechai S, Margos G, Feil EJ, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Kotchiba SO, Ogden NH
JournalTicks & Tick-borne Diseases
Volume9
Start Page1407
Issue6
Date Published09/2018
Keywordsborrelia burgdorferi, Connectivity, Landscape, Lyme disease
Abstract

This study suggests that accounting for landscape connectivity may improve model-based predictions of spatial spread patterns of B. burgdorferi s.s. The findings are consistent with possible past dispersal patterns of B. burgdorferi s.s. as determined by phylogeographic studies.

URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877959X1830195X