borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in ixodes ricinus ticks from norway: evaluation of a pcr test targeting the chromosomal flab gene.a consensus taqman real-time pcr test targeting the chromosomal flab gene of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato was constructed. the test was compared with a recently published generic light upon extension (lux) 16s rrna real-time pcr test (wilhelmsson et al. in j clin microbiol 48:4169-4176, 2010) on material consisting of 242 ixodes ricinus ticks collected from dogs and cats in northern norway (n = 139) and telemark county in southern norway (n = 103). ticks positive in either test were further t ...201222684812
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