mosaic pattern of borrelia infection in a continuous population of the tick ixodes ricinus (acari: ixodidae).an array of 12 20 x 20 m quadrats in a mixed forest near poteply, central bohemia, czech republic, was investigated for the abundance and spatial distribution of host-questing ixodes ricinus nymphs and their infection with borreliae. tick densities were estimated by flagging and their borrelia infection status was determined by direct immunofluorescence. while the tick population appeared to be continuous and homogeneous based on quadrat counts, their infection with borreliae evinced a mosaic pa ...199910399308
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